Government continues work on Stage 3 of MU; California making progress with its HIEs

> ONC continues to forge ahead with Stage 3 of Meaningful Use. The Health IT Policy Committee's subgroups on care coordination and improving quality both met this week to address the requirements for Stage 3 of the EHR incentive program. Website

>Health Management Associates has chosen athenahealth's EHR and practice management products for use by its 1,200 physicians, operating in 300 locations in 15 states. Health Management will also offer the systems to its 10,000 affiliated physicians. This is athenahealth's largest contract for its products, according to Article

>Two-thirds of California's counties will have health information exchanges or planning to have one by the end of 2012, according to the state's Department of Health and Human Services Agency. The agency will be making "orderable kits" available to providers to help them attain HIE capability. Article

And Finally ... Maybe those dental fillings really are emitting radio signals