ONC head OK with Stage 2 delay; Surveyed CIOs mostly OK with

> National Health IT Coordinator Farzad Mostashari supports a one-year delay of the Stage 2 of Meaningful Use requirements for certified electronic medical records. Article

> A majority (73 percent) of CIOs questioned in the June healthsystemCIO.com SnapSurvey said they are OK with the Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements, while a forth said they were "very uncomfortable" about what is being proposed. A majority (79 percent) also said that Meaningful Use hasn't forced vendors to abandon any projects that the CIOs considered critical. Article

> The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded consultant KPMG a $9 million contract to help its Office of Civil Rights create an audit program to verify that healthcare providers, health plans and their business associates adhere to HIPAA privacy and security standards. Article

> UMass Memorial, a clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has become the first healthcare provider in the U.S. to integrate MCT Clinical, a new web-based diabetes management system from MyCareTeam, with the Allscripts EHR system used by UMass Memorial's physicians in ambulatory settings. UMass Memorial has enrolled more than 1,000 patients in the program. Announcement

And finally... Another reason to wear a seat belt. Article