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athenahealth, Merge Healthcare Partner for Data Exchange

athenahealth and Merge Healthcare announce a strategic partnership that will connect Merge’s iConnect Network with athenahealth’s ambulatory EHR. The partnership will enable athena customers to view high-resolution images and exam results coming from Merge within their EHR.

Congress demands no more iEHR delays

Next year’s National Defense Authorization Act has language in it that requires the DoD and VA to develop an acceptable iEHR plan by the end of January 2014. The bill further stipulates that “Not later than October 1, 2014, all health care information contained in the Department of Defense AHLTA and the Department of Veterans Affairs VistA systems shall be available and actionable in real-time to health care providers in each Department through shared technology.”

HHS seeks an innovator to attack patient matching

HHS CTO Bryan Sivak says that the departments next innovator-in-residence will lead the search for better patient matching technologies to help HIEs return the correct patient chart in the absence of a national patient ID system.

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