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.
CCHIT Set to Close Its Operations
According to Medical Economics, the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) will end all of its business operations by November 14, 2014. The CCHIT has been certifying electronic health record (EHR) systems since 2006.
Health IT Leader DeSalvo Takes Dual HHS Roles
Information Week reports that Dr. Karen DeSalvo will now have dual HHS roles. She will continue to lead the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) while also taking on a role as acting assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
AMA Unwraps Mapping Tool to Locate Caregivers
The American Medical Association (AMA) has released its Health Workforce Mapper, an interactive tool that shows the geographic locations of the healthcare workforce in each state. The tool can be used to identify health professional shortage areas, hospital locations, and more.
36 Positive Signs of Health IT Adoption Progress
This month, the ONC and HHS submitted their annual report to Congress that highlights the progress and accomplishments currently advancing healthcare IT adoption. Some of the signs identified in the report include increased EHR system adoption, additional rural community support, and increased health information exchange among physicians.