- idea, lightbulb

New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System has launched an entity that will support companies working to revolutionize care. The organization also announced a three-year innovation challenge in collaboration with GE Healthcare.

 - Investigation

Washington is leading a multi-state examination of Premera Blue Cross in response to the recent cyberattack that affected 11 million customers.

 - Richard Schreiber, MD

Calling the Meaningful Use Stage 3 proposed rule “disappointing overall,” Richard Schreiber, CMIO of Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Penn., said what sounds like simplification might just be “restructuring of the outline form to make it look simpler.”

 - John D. Halamka, MD

Commentary on the proposed rule for Meaningful Use Stage 3 keeps coming. CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, John Halamka, MD, and Micky Tripathi, president and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, penned their thoughts on the good, the bad and the ugly of the rule, which was published on Halamka's blog, Life as a Healthcare CIO.

 - SteveKrupa

EHR giant Epic Systems recently announced plans to open an app-type store. Steve Krupa, senior managing director of Psilos Group, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm and one with a portfolio company--PatientSafe Solutions--that will directly benefit from the Epic platform, spoke to Clinical Innovation + Technology about this development.