Best of Health IT News: Week of 03/27/14

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss.

Uncertainty Clouds Federal Test EHR Program

According to Government Health IT, provider uncertainty is holding back the implementation of the Designated Test EHR Program, a data exchange initiative launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the ONC. 

Data Analytics Drive Success at Bryan Medical Center

Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology reports on how Bryan Medical Center has implemented LUMEDX data analytics software to support its cardiovascular service line. 

Blumenthal: Finding the ROI in EHRs is still tough work 

In EHR Intelligence, former National Coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal, who introduced the EHR Incentive Programs, says that finding the ROI in EHR systems is still a lot of work as providers struggle with expensive, frustrating EHR implementations. 

ONC Initiative Aims to Improve Data Exchange in Emergencies 

FierceHealthIT reports that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will be launching a campaign to promote an emergency system that is both connected and interoperable. The ONC hopes that care providers will be able to access a more comprehensive view of a patient's medical records, even in emergencies. 

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