Jacob Reider Named Acting National Coordinator for ONC, David Muntz Resigns

ONC Principal Deputy National Coordinator David Muntz, who many predicted would take over for when Mostashari departed, has tendered his resignation. Chief Medical Officer Jacob Reider, MD, has been named acting national coordinator while HHS seeks a permanent replacement.

HIMSS 2014 Keynote Speakers

HIMSS announces that Former Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton will take the stage as a 2014 keynote speaker, following her husbands performance last year.

Regions Hospital, Red Cross partner to reduce unnecessary blood transfusions

Regions Hospital (MN) reduces its use of red blood cells by 14 percent after implementing a clinical decision support tool within its CPOE system. The decision-support tool alerts physicians at the point of order if a patient’s most recent hemoglobin values do not substantiate a transfusion, and also cautions against administering more than one unit of blood at a time.

Premier shares jump after IPO raises $760M

Group purchasing organization Premier raised $760 million during its IPO Thursday, with shares closing 13.5 percent up from its $27 initial price.

Source: Morning Headlines 9/27/13