Stage 2 of MU to be released in September; Walgreens rolls out EHR system;

> The final rule implementing Stage 2 of Meaningful Use will be released in early September, according to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services specialist Robert Anthony. The proposed rule was released in March. Article

> Walgreens is implementing Greenway electronic health record systems at all of its locations for health testing and immunizations. The pharmacy giant already has deployed EHRs at 200 of its stores; full chain rollout is slated to be complete by end of summer 2013. Announcement

> The Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense updated a request for proposal for a pharmacy product for the integrated EHR to allow any commercially available drug database to be part of the system. The original RFP required vendor bidders to use only the drug database offered by First Databank. Article

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