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December 19, 2013 Headlines 1 Comment

DeSalvo Named National Coordinator

Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MsC will be the next National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. She will take over on January 13, relieving Jacob Reider, MD, who has served as interim national coordinator since Farzad Mostashari, MD stepped down in October.

Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange ICD-10 Survey Results

Vendors, hospitals, practices, and payers are all behind in preparing for the ICD-10 conversion, according to a new report.

Reps Matsui (CA) and Johnson (OH) Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Creating a Federal Definition of Telehealth

Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Bill Johnson (R-OH) have introduced the Telehealth Modernization Act of 2013, which would help standardize telehealth reimbursement policies amid inconsistent state legislation.

Kansas’ online medical records networks to connect, starting Thursday

On Tuesday, the Kansas Health Information Exchange will connect with the Lewis and Clark Information Exchange. The HIEs are for-profit competitors and initially fought the state’s mandate that they share records, going so far at one point as to threaten to charge each other transaction fees for each shared record.

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One Response to “Morning Headlines 12/20/13”

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    Not Tired of Suzy, RN Says:

    It would behoove Dr. DeSalvo to address the reasons why neither outcomes nor costs have improved despite the $ billions spent on the systems she espouses.

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