- thumbs up

The 2015 National Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report found that 95 percent of 119 publicly reported performance rates across seven quality reporting programs showed improvement during the study period with 35 percent of the measures classified as high performing.

 - Twisting arrows

NantHealth and Allscripts have joined forces to collaborate on the development and delivery of precision medicine solutions directly to the point of care.

 - money, computer

The Department of Health and Human Services' proposed $1.09 trillion budget calls for $92 million for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT--up from $60 million last year.

 - STOP!

The federal government has exerted too much control over health IT and needs to step back, according to a commentary written by a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).

 - time, calendar, delay

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the deadline for eligible professionals to attest to Meaningful Use to March 20.