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Health IT Czar on Making Meaningful Use ‘Meaningful’

Outgoing ONC Chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, offers advice to clinicians during an interview with Medscape Editor-in-Chief Eric Topol, MD.

Health IT Policy Committee Summary

The HIT Policy Committee hears final recommendations from the FDA Safety and Innovation Act Workgroup, concluding that for the most part HIT should not be subject to FDA premarket requirements unless the product qualifies as a medical device. The group agrees that post-market surveillance should include reporting and implementation testing.

NextGen Healthcare, Clinical Decision Support Consortium and WVP Health Authority Join to Launch Clinical Decision Support Pilot

NextGen announces that it has created an interface to Partners Healthcare Systems’ clinical decision support tool so that physicians using NextGen will be able to send a CCD to the tool and then immediately receive an evidence-based set of recommendations appropriate for that patient.

3D Printing Is a Matter of Life and Death

A surgeon at the University of Michigan prints a lung splint with a 3D printer, saving an infant with a collapsed trachea.

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