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Health IT helping to fight the prescription drug abuse epidemic

ONC announces a new interoperability project that will help establish common technical standards and a standard vocabulary that will allow EHRs and HIEs to integrate data from state-run prescription drug abuse databases.

Cover Oregon: Health exchange board puts director Rocky King on notice over stalled website

The board of Oregon’s health insurance exchange program has places its executive director, Rocky King, on notice over technical issues that have plagued the exchange’s website, and prevented anyone from buying health insurance on it, since its October 1 launch.

AMIA 2013 Annual Symposium

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) kicks off its week-long annual conference in Washington DC this week.

Steve Larking Joins ESD as Regional Vice President

Former MaxIT VP Steve Larking joins health IT consulting firm ESD. MaxIT was acquired by SAIC last year, and then rolled into a new company after SAIC split itself into two businesses. Ray Murray, another maxIT VP, also left for ESD at the beginning of November.

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