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David Muntz, former Principal Deputy Director of the Office of the National Coordinator on Health Information Technology (ONC), joins GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork confirms that David Muntz, outgoing principal deputy director at ONC, will be joining the company as its new CIO.

Incentive program helps Mass. General’s physicians organization reach quality-improvement goals

The Massachusetts General Physician’s Organization outlines the pay-for-performance program it used to incentivize EHR adoption. As part of a larger quality improvement initiative designed to financially reward behavioral change within the physician community, EHR adoption was quantified by defining specific deliverable goals, such as entering final notes into the system within eight days, and performance was rewarded with a maximum $5,000 a year bonus.

Gravender named CIO at Alameda Health System

Dave Gravender, former VP and CIO at Kaweah Delta Healthcare District, is named CIO at Alameda Health System, the Oakland, CA-based safety net provider operated by Alameda County.

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