ONC Principal Deputy National Coordinator David Muntz, who many predicted would take over when Farzad Mostashari departs, has tendered his resignation. Chief Medical Officer Jacob Reider, MD has been named acting national coordinator while HHS seeks a permanent replacement.
HIMSS announces that former Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton will take the stage as a 2014 keynote speaker, following her husband’s performance last year.
Regions Hospital (MN) reduces its use of red blood cells by 14 percent after implementing a clinical decision support tool within its CPOE system. The decision support tool alerts physicians at the point of order if a patient’s most recent hemoglobin values do not substantiate a transfusion, and also cautions against administering more than one unit of blood at a time.
Group purchasing organization Premier raised $760 million during its IPO Thursday, with shares closing 13.5 percent up from their $27 initial price.