athenahealth launches online Meaningful Use dashboard; Why Halamka's HIT predictions might overestimate the future;

> athenahealth announced the launch of a new online dashboard that will compare the performance of physicians on the athenahealth network against Meaningful Use criteria. "Visitors to this regularly updated dashboard will gain valuable insight into how the thousands of providers currently participating in athenahealth's Meaningful Use reimbursement program are progressing toward meeting all Medicare Meaningful Use measures," an announcement says. Press release

> In case you missed it, check out Ken Terry's take on why Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka's predictions for the future of healthcare IT, as published in MIT's Technology Review, might be overly optimistic. FierceHealthIT Commentary 

> In an interview with MIT's Technology Review, National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari talks about the push for electronic health records and the role of patients in their own healthcare. Interview

And Finally... Maybe he was looking for a picnic basket. Article