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Morning Headlines 8/18/15

Meaningful use of EHRs by doctors fell in 2014

The number of EPs who successfully attested in 2014 fell 13 percent compared to 2013 rates, with some specialties, like family medicine and internal medicine, seeing decreases as high as 40 percent. Steven Waldren, MD and director of the AAFP’s Alliance for eHealth Innovation, points to the cost of upgrading to a 2014 Edition EHR and Stage 2’s patient engagement requirements as the primary culprits for the drop off.

Why it’s time for the government to be part of the public conversation about health and health care

Susannah Fox outlines the philosophies she will rely on in her new role as HHS CTO.

How the NHS Is Locking Out Britain’s Digital-Health Startups

Bloomberg analyzes the negative impact England’s single-payer market is having on local digital health startups, citing the complex NHS procurement process as a key barrier to entry. UK-based entrepreneurs report that there are more opportunities to grow their companies if they move to the US.