ONC to lauch public campaign explaining health IT benefits; Children's Hospital Los Angeles to host Meaningful Use symposium;

> The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT plans to blitz the public with information explaining the benefits of health IT, particularly electronic health records, personal health records and mobile health applications, Government Health IT reports. Article

> On Aug. 26 and 27, Children's Hospital Los Angeles will host a symposium on the Meaningful Use of Complex Data. The event will focus on "the growing abundance of digital data captured during the delivery of clinical care." Announcement 

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added new features to its websites that compare quality indicators for various types of healthcare providers. At the same time, it has begun providing information on Veterans Affairs hospitals. FierceHealthIT

> Two physicians with e-MDs, Drs. Andy Pasternak and Theresa Angermann, are the first in Nevada to attest to Meaningful Use. Both work at Silver Sage Center for Family Medicine. Announcement

> Dr. Flora Lum, writing in the journal Ophthalmology, called interoperability key for EHRs designed for ophthalmologists. In particular, she and her colleagues called for EHRs to "support standards for data from ophthalmic devices" and for the records to capture, track and display eye vital signs, reports Becker's ASC Review. Article

And Finally... Do as I say, not as I do. Article