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 - High Standards

Supply chain standards development organization GS1 Healthcare US has released guidance for using certain standards to implement Unique Device Identification requirements as promulgated by the FDA in September 2013.

 - resident, hospital, provider, physician, doctor

Third-party accountable care organization vendors are outperforming EMR vendors in meeting the demands of physician-led ACOS, according to a report from Utah-based KLAS Research.

 - hurdle, barrier

Lack of interoperability is the biggest obstacle to information exchange, according to a report compiled by an independent group of scientists advising the federal government.

 - Female Physician

The main goal of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which invested $30 billion into the EHR Meaningful Use (MU) incentive program, was improving quality of care. However, a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found “no association” between EHR meaningful users and quality of care provided.

 - New Jersey State House

New Jersey is investing $1.57 million into the development of a new health information network.