During a Health IT Standards Committee meeting this week, a group of CIOs calls for a one-year delay in MU Stage 2 requirements. They argue that EHR vendors will not deliver Stage 2-certified software updates in time to implement, validate, and train end users.
The Regenstrief Institute (which maintains the LOINC code set) and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (which maintains SNOMED codes) announce a long-term agreement to link the two medical terminology code sets. The decision was made to bring more efficiency to the health information exchange process.
NIH commits $96 million to establish eight data centers of excellence, where researchers will develop innovative approaches, methods, and software solutions for data analysis and data sharing.
CommonWell Health Alliance announces the addition of CPSI and Sunquest Information Systems to the interoperability program.