More than 100K providers registered for EHR incentive programs; Blues plans invest $15M to boost docs' EMR use;

> Axial Exchange, one of several mHealth technologies to watch according to MedCity News, is an interface engine that packages itself as a gateway for alerts, messaging and reporting. The software sits on top of existing electronic health records and departmental systems, trolling for emergent parameters, such as important lab results, test findings, or a patient's arrival at the ER. FierceMobileHealthcare

> "The U.K. National Health Service's failed, decade-long effort to implement a nationwide electronic health record system suggests that, in many ways, the U.S. government is taking a wiser approach to encouraging widespread EHR adoption," writes FierceHealthIT's Ken Terry. "On the other hand, it is still possible that the federal government might overreach and hit the same brick wall that the Brits did." Commentary

> At the end of August, the number of providers who have registered to receive incentives via the Medicare or Medicaid electronic health record program was more than 90,000. That number has since climbed to more than 100,000, reports Government Health IT. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is investing $15 million to help providers adopt health information technology tools and switch from paper to electronic medical records. North Carolina's largest insurer is collaborating with EMR developer Allscripts, which is investing $8 million, for the initiative known as the N.C. Program to Advance Technology for Health. FierceHealthPayer

And Finally... Now he should "accidentally" walk himself down to the police station. Article

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