CSC implements first phase of North Carolina EHR incentive system; ONC review of HIT studies shows they're mostly positive;

> CSC, in conjunction with the State of North Carolina, successfully implemented phase one of the North Carolina Medicaid Incentive Payment System (NC-MIPS), according to an announcement from the company. NC-MIPS is a computer system supporting the incentive payment program. Press release

> A new review of articles on the impact of health information technology finds that 92 percent of qualified studies published since 2007 reached "conclusions that were positive overall." "This is not exactly a big surprise," writes FierceHealthIT's Ken Terry, "since the authors of the Health Affairs paper include outgoing National Health IT Coordinator David Blumenthal and several of his colleagues." FierceHealthIT

> In a recent post on the Chilmark Research blog, analyst Cora Sharma details the unexpectedly arduous process of transferring her family's medical records from an outpatient provider in Boston to her Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect EMR. "All in all, this experience has clearly demonstrated the general lack of interest in EHR interoperability among two very tech-savvy providers," she writes. Post

> Hospitals within six different healthcare systems saw dramatic increases in their patient satisfaction rates when using interactive monitors that allow patients to communicate with staff and access information about their care, according new findings. FierceHealthcare

And Finally... Just a phone call? Bueller's principal went way beyond this. Article