Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights of HHS, will be nominated to take over as the Department of Homeland Security’s director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
In North Carolina, a law that took effect on January 1 requires that all hospitals connect with the North Carolina HIE and submit data on any services paid for by Medicaid.
The DoD initiates a procurement process that will allow it to stick with its existing EHR until 2018.
Cerner completes its purchase of a 237-acre property outside Kansas City where it will build a $4.3 billion campus over the next 10 years, eventually providing office space for 15,000 employees.
Health IT startups raised $1.9 billion in VC funding during 2013, a record breaking year and 39 percent increase over last year. Most money went to EHR vendors, big data startups, population health tools, wearable biosensors, and patient engagement platforms.