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Allscripts Announces Winners of the Open App Challenge

Allscripts announces the launch of the Allscripts App Store along with the winners of its Open App Challenge during Wednesday’s kickoff of the 2013 Allscripts Client Experience. The contest challenged developers to create a revolutionary app that integrates with the Allscripts EHR. The winning app is healthfinch Refillwizard, which automates prescription renewal requests.

The Highway to Better Healthcare is Open: Missouri Health Connection Rolls-Out Statewide Health Information Network

Missouri launches its statewide health information exchange network, providing services to more than 7,000 physicians, 62 hospitals, and 350 clinics. Missouri contracted with InterSystems in July 2012 to design and deploy the network.

Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget

A Federal Register post by CMS calls for an emergency review of its recently proposed rule that would require breach reporting for health information exchanges to be capped at a one-hour limit between the time an HIE breach is discovered and the time it is reported, stating that the proposed rule is essential to public security and failing to approve it quickly would likely result in public harm.

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