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VA Launches Challenge.gov Contest for Scheduling Appointments

A challenge.gov Medical Appointment Scheduling System contest sponsored by the VA will award $3M to as many as three winners for the creation of a scheduling system to replace the 25-year-old scheduling software in its VistA system.

After evaluating GE’s future EMR strategies, Intermountain will look elsewhere

Intermountain, the Salt Lake City-based 22-hospital health system, sends an internal e-mail notifying staff that it will part ways with GE Healthcare after the organization’s unfinished EMR system that it had been building with GE failed to produce enough functionality to meet MU requirements.

More Doctors, Hospitals Partner to Coordinate Care for People With Medicare

HHS announces the formation of 106 new ACOs, bringing the total to more than 250.

HL7 Announces a CCD to Blue Button Transform Tool and Early Adopters

HL7 releases an interface to allow organizations to send patient information stored in CCD format to the Blue Button Network.

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