CIOs Call on CMS to Extend Meaningful Use Stage 2

During a Health IT Standards Committee meeting this week, a group of CIOs call for a one-year delay in MU stage 2 requirements. They argue that EHR vendors will not deliver stage 2 certified software updates in time to implement, validate, and then train end users on the new requirements before the current deadline arrives.

Partnership to tie LOINC and SNOMED

The Regenstrief Institute, which maintains the LOINC code set, and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization, which maintains SNOMED codes, announce a long-term agreement to link the two medical terminology code sets. The decision was made to bring more efficiency to the health information exchange process.

NIH commits $24 million annually for Big Data Centers of Excellence

The NIH has committed $96 million in total funding to establish eight big data centers of excellence where researchers will develop innovative approaches, methods, and software solutions for data analysis and data sharing.

CommonWell Health Alliance Welcomes New Members CPSI and Sunquest to Support and Advance Interoperability Initiatives

The CommonWell Health Alliance announces the addition of CPSI and Sunquest Information Systems to the health information exchange program.

Source: Morning Headlines 7/25/13