Meaningful use is great for iPad business; States setting up IT framework for insurance exchanges;

> Several states are building the necessary IT architecture for Health Insurance Exchanges. Maryland, Kansas and other states are putting the framework in place to create the exchanges called for under the year-old health reform law, Government Health IT reports. Article

> Meaningful use is driving "the intensity of doctor demand for the iPad" and other tablet devices, CNBC reports. "I would call this a perfect storm for medicine," Dr. John Halamka, CIO at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center told the news organization. "You have alignment of funding; a cultural change where doctors want to use devices to improve quality; you also have new devices and new software that is much easier to use." Article

> Using computerized systems has reduced psychiatric medication errors by 75 percent over five years, according to a recent study Journal of Psychiatric Practice. Article

> Clinical workflow integration is at the top of health IT professionals' project lists, reports Information Week. In fact, 95 percent surveyed find communication and workflow integration into healthcare information systems to be most important as organizations prepare to meet meaningful use and ACO requirements. Article

Suggested Articles

Roche, which already owned a 12.6% stake in Flatiron Health, has agreed to buy the health IT company for $1.9 billion.

Allscripts managed to acquire two EHR platforms for just $50 million by selling off a portion of McKesson's portfolio for as much as $235 million.

Artificial intelligence could help physicians predict a patient's risk of developing a deadly infection.