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CMS rule to help providers make use of Certified EHR Technology

CMS and ONC publish a proposed rule that would extend MU stage 2 through 2016, explaining "By extending Stage 2, we are being receptive to stakeholder feedback to ensure providers can continue to meet meaningful use and keep momentum moving forward.”

Commonwealth Fund EHR Survey

A Commonwealth Fund survey finds that federally qualified health centers have increased adoption of EHRs by 133 percent since 2009, with nearly all centers now using EHRs and 76 percent qualifying for MU Stage 1 incentive payments.

Review recommends new name, direction for PCEHR

In Australia, a review of the floundering nationalized personal health record program concludes with a handful of recommendations aimed at bringing the project on track, including: changing the name from personally controlled electronic health record to My Health Record, pivoting from an opt-in enrollment process to an opt-out process, a redesign of the PHR layout that would make it more usable for clinicians, and the dismantling of the organization responsible for rolling out the PCEHR program and replacing it with a new organization comprised of clinicians, vendors, and bureaucrats.

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