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CMS bridge to connect MU-ineligible providers 'creative,' but hurdles remain

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have provided a "creative" way to connect the electronic and remaining paper worlds in healthcare, according to Julia Adler-Milstein's rundown of a recently announced federal program.

Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority awards millions to support HIO interoperability

The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority has awarded almost $3.8 million in grants to help connect hospitals, ambulatory practices and long-term care/post-acute care providers to the Authority's Pennsylvania Patient and Provider Network, known as P3N. 

'Trigger tool' identifies harm caused to hospitalized patients

A new trigger tool can help identify adverse events in pediatric inpatients, according to a new study published in Pediatrics.

ONC must take 'multi-pronged approach' to measuring interoperability, AMIA says

The American Medical Informatics Association says measuring interoperability will require a "multi-pronged approach" from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in a letter to agency head Karen DeSalvo.

Docs: Laws are hindering patient access to records

The increased use of electronic health records and other technology provides patients with more access to their medical information, but several legal issues are creating obstacles that should be re-examined, according to a viewpoint published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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