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  • 04/11/2014
    On Thursday, April 10th, Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health IT, participated in the HIMSS Foundation’s Institute for e-Health Policy’s Capitol Hill briefing on the value of health data. Click here for highlights and to access a video of the full event.

  • 04/11/2014
    The Health IT Policy Committee met on April 8, 2014 for its monthly meeting, and received reports from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT on EHR adoption.

  • 04/11/2014
    On Thursday, April 10th, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a policy statement titled "Antitrust Guidelines for Collaborations Among Competitors" on the sharing of cyber security information. The statement says that antitrust concerns will not be raised by properly designed cyber threat information sharing.

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