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Apple is quietly working on turning your iPhone into the one-stop shop for all your medical info

Christina Farr reports that Apple wants to store health information on iPhone and work with EHR developers to allow users to export information to care providers as needed.

Coming to ONC – One Informaticist’s Journey

In his first blog post as National Coordinator for Health IT, Don Rucker, MD discusses the challenges facing the health IT industry, and his background as an informaticist.

Congress offers $65M as down payment on Vista replacement

The House Appropriations Committee approves a $65 million down payment toward the VA’s Cerner procurement, with the stipulation that it will integrate with both DoD and private EHR systems. The DoD’s Cerner implementation will cost $4.3 billion in total, and estimates suggest that the VA’s final cost could climb as high as $16 billion.

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement With Healthcare Services Company That Illegally Deferred Notice Of Breach Of More Than 220,000 Patient Records

In New York, prescription eligibility check vendor CoPilot Provider Support Services agrees to pay $130,000 to settle a case with the state attorney general after waiting more than a year before notifying affected patients that a hacker had accessed its system and stolen 220,000 patient records.

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  1. Wow that ONC Rucker’s blog post was obnoxious.
    FIrst EHR, FIrst stanford this, First ED attending? Really? Hmmm.
    This is the problem with ONC. Arrogant, backslapping, policy wonks
    with little to no current clinical experience with cert EHR, MU, PQRS etc.
    The current policies of MU MACRA certEHR have set back real innovation, interop
    at least a decade. Looks like that is going to continue. So forget any real improvements
    for the next 7-10 years. By that time, we are going to be at a crisis stage with burned out MDs,
    and no one left that wants to play these stupid reporting games. If he had ANY idea about the
    climate out here, he would stop cert EHR, Stop all reporting for MACRA, ACI, MIPS, MU, etc.
    Stop all penalties, audits, clawbacks, etc. Let HIT vendors work DIRECTLY with front line MDs for
    real innovation, interop and reform.

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