48 of the nation's largest medical and health IT associations are calling for more time and flexibility to meet meaningful use stage 2. The ONC, meanwhile, has a lot of its own new ideas for flexibility.
Officials from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology had a presence at this year's Connectathon and were glad to use it as an opportunity to leverage support for interoperability.
Romney says ACA repeal could help budget, the opportunity within the EHR upcoding controversy, ICD-10 on the cheap, Northern Ireland, results of a reader poll about health IT in the GOP and Democratic party platforms, and more.
Is this the beginning of the end of health IT's coveted bipartisan support? That, and NYeC's Digital Health Conference 2012, CDC on the verge of opening its cloud to public health, the Government Health IT Virtual Briefing, a debate, and more.
The potentially comedic side of Thursday night's vice presidential debate, the not so-humorous calls for ending meaningful use and HITECH altogether, and a look at how hospitals can prepare for the era of pay-for-performance.