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Morning Headlines 10/15/13

Mostashari shares concerns, ‘insider clues’ in first speech since leaving ONC

In a keynote speech at the CHIME Fall CIO Forum, ex-ONC leader Farzad Mostashari, MD spoke candidly about ONC policy. He reports that the Stage 2 timeline will likely stay on track as planned. He also discussed usability, saying, "“I do worry about usability. Not that it isn’t getting better…but I wonder if the market is incentivizing usability as much as it should."

National eHealth Strategy Review to be Considered This Year

In Australia, Deloitte has been contracted to run a mid-point review of Australia’s national 10-year eHealth implementation, which kicked off in 2008 and which Deloitte is also running. According to Linda Powell, first assistant secretary for eHealth policy, the review will focus on clinical adoption to ensure the systems in place are resulting in "meaningful use."

Petersburg Gets New Hospital Computer System

Petersburg, AK-based Petersburg Medical Center goes live with its $1.4 million CPSI EHR.