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 - CMS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finalized a rule that provides flexibility in how healthcare providers can use certified EHR technology for the 2014 EHR Incentive Program reporting period. However, moments after release, some stakeholders already are questioning whether it goes far enough.

 - Money wrapped in ethernet cable

The Department of Defense is officially taking proposals for its EHR modernization project worth an estimated $11 billion.

 - Wearable & Implantables

The Federal Communications Commission has finalized rules to set aside wireless spectrum for wearable sensors.

 - thumbs down, reject

More than one-quarter of both large and small ambulatory practices report they are considering replacing their EMR, according to a KLAS report on ambulatory EMR perception.

 - Toddpark

Todd Park will step down as U.S. chief technology officer by the end of 2014, according to several news sources.