ONC announces new EHR contest; Cal eConnect to be replaced by Institute for Population Health Improvement;

> The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has launched a new Investing in Innovation (i2) challenge, this one on ocular imaging. The contest is looking for applications that improve interoperability among office-based ophthalmic imaging devices, measurement devices and electronic health records. Submissions are due Nov. 9, 2012, and the first place winner will receive $100,000. Announcement

> Cal eConnect, which has helped California to launch its health information exchange over the last two years, will be replaced by the Institute for Population Health Improvement, according to a recent announcement from the state's health and human services agency. Announcement

> Expect more enforcement action for security violations of your electronic medical records, says blogger Peter Polack, founder of consulting firm Emedikon. While computer security is an important component of meeting Meaningful Use, the Department of Health & Human Services' Office of Civil Rights will use this as an opportunity to offset a five percent shortfall in its budget this year by increasing fines and penalties against violators. Post

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