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Morning Headlines 7/5/13

May 2013: EHR Incentive Program

May marks the slowest growth in eligible professional attestation since June 2011, netting just 892 new EPs and moving total attestation rates from 55.3 percent to 55.4 percent.

Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards: Achieving an Integrated Digital Care Record

In England, the NHS issues a report which confirms that it is evaluating the implementation of VistA to meet its health IT goals in an open source environment.

Lawmakers release comments on call for ‘reboot’ of Meaningful Use program

Six Republican senators have released the public comments they solicited in April regarding a request to HHS to publish a written plan for how it is implementing the HITECH Act.

Indiana FSSA notifying clients of potential information breach

A computer glitch that caused medical records to be erroneously printed and mailed to the wrong patients is being blamed for a massive personal data breach in Indiana that has impacted as many as 187,000 patients.