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Athenahealth has launched its "Let Doctors Be Doctors" campaign—an effort to get physicians to speak up about their frustrations using EHRs.

The Meaningful Use Stage 3 final rule includes welcome revisions to Stage 2 but presents several challenges to providers and vendors, according to Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John D. Halamka, MD, writing in his blog, Life as Healthcare CIO.

Information governance is progressing, according to the results of the AHIMA-Cohasset Associates second survey on IG in Healthcare.  

This week saw some interesting facts and figures indicative of the changes facing the healthcare industry.

Virtual health tools could save nearly $10 billion each year, according to a report from Accenture.

A Pennsylvania patient is fighting for access to her medical records.  

The changing healthcare landscape calls for changing leadership skills. 

With the intense focus on health IT interoperability, KLAS has issued a report on the current landscape and who is taking the lead when it comes to overcoming barriers.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Microsoft will work together to develop a health IT solution that collects data from different monitoring equipment and identifies key trends aimed at preventing injuries and complications that can result from medical care.

EHR systems present challenges to integrating behavioral health and primary care, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

On the heels of the EHR 2015 Criteria final rule, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced the upcoming release of several documents geared to "help jumpstart health IT development efforts," wrote Steven Posnack, director of ONC’s Office of Standards and Technology in a blog post. 

Cyberattacks over the next five years will cost U.S. health systems $305 billion in cumulative lifetime revenue, according to a report from Accenture.