ONC releases first security training game; 42% of docs using an EHR that meets federal standards;

> The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has posted its first web-based security training module for providers. The tool uses a game format that requires users to respond to health IT privacy and security challenges that typically occur in small medical practices. Website

> Nearly $7 billion has been paid to providers in Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentives through the end of August, according to figures to be released later this month by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. A total of 143,800 doctors and hospitals have been paid $6.9 billion, with roughly $500 million of that coming last month, Government Health IT reports. Article

> About 42 percent of physicians are using an electronic health record that meets federal standards, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cardiovascular disease specialists (69 percent) were more likely to use a federally approved system; ophthalmologists (25 percent) and psychiatrists (19 percent) were least likely to do so. Report

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