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 EHR Certification Improvements

A large cohort of medical associations lobby to ONC to focus MU3 certification on usability, interoperability, and safety.

NHS disregards patient requests to opt out of sharing medical records

The NHS confirms that it has disregarded tens of thousands of requests by patients to opt out of a new national medical record sharing program, citing concerns that patients did not understand what they were opting out of.

Pew Submits Letter to Health and Human Services Regarding Unique Device Identifier Capture in Electronic Health Records

Geisinger Health Systems, Intermountain Healthcare, and a number of industry groups send a letter to ONC asking that implant medical device tracking be included as a required feature for EHR certification.

ONC adds chief health information officer position

ONC hires Michael McCoy, MD, to its newly created position of chief health information officer. 

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