Kansas HIE considering dissolution; ONC releases animated health IT videos;

> The board of directors of Kansas's health information exchange (HIE) is considering dissolving itself and turning its operation over to the state. The HIE, an independent regulatory body, has been having trouble getting providers to pay user fees to cover its projected $400,000 annual operating cost. FierceHealthIT

> The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has posted new animated videos for consumers that explain how widespread adoption of electronic health records is helping to upgrade the U.S. healthcare system. The two videos, released in English, will be available in Spanish later this summer. Website

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced details about the Meaningful Use incentive program's reporting pilot for hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs). The pilot provides eligible hospitals and CAHs with the opportunity to meet the Stage 1 clinical quality measure (CQM) requirements through electronic submission of CQM data. Website

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