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CMS urged to quickly finalize proposal to ease 2014 EHR meaningful use

The American Hospital Association writes a letter to CMS and ONC asking that they quickly finalize the more flexible EHR attestation rules outlined in its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

athenahealth Leads Industry in Meaningful Use Stage 2 Attestations

athenaHealth reports that its users represent 59 percent of the eligible providers that have attested for Meaningful Use Stage 2 so far, even though it only owns three percent of the practice market.

Providers Update Electronic Health Record Systems

As Epic Systems sweeps across North Carolina, the Wilmington Business Journal reports that 70 percent of the residents there now have charts in Epic.

Ad-Tech Entrepreneurs Build Cancer Database

The Wall Street Journal interviews Flatiron Health CEO Nat Turner. Flatiron is an data analytics startup that collects cancer treatment details and subsequent outcomes from cancer centers around the country, and then aggregates the information to evaluate what treatments work the best for different types of cancers.

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