The eHealth Initiative publishes a HIT roadmap that focuses on improving interoperability and data access, while maintaining a focus on business and clinical adoption motivators.
ONC publishes its own 10-year plan for advancing health IT capabilities. The plan focuses on advancing clinical decision support and laying the groundwork for standards-based interoperability.
In England, executives at Addenbrooke’s Hospital are denying widespread problems with its recently finished $200 million Epic install, despite concerns voiced by its OR staff and technical issues with its blood transfusion analyzer interface.
The Washington Post analyzes the financial compensation that MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, the “architect of Obamacare,” received for helping the administration draft the ACA. The media has been focusing on Gruber recently after a video of him surfaced in which he claims that the ACA was intentionally written to hide its true cost, in what was a successful effort to exploit “ the lack of economic understanding of the American voter.”