Wisconsin HIE reduces duplication, unnecessary procedures; NQF taking comments on data sets;

> Preliminary results of a study of the Wisconsin Health Information Exchange show a reduction in redundant testing, unnecessary invasive procedures and easier identification of patients needing continuing ambulatory care from aggregating data from dozens of providers and sharing records among 10 emergency departments and one Federally Qualified Health Center in the Milwaukee area. Press release

> The National Quality Forum is accepting public comments through July 1 on its Quality Data Set model that standardizes quality measurement and reporting with EMRs. Press release

> At a hearing in Washington next Tuesday, the ONC Privacy and Security Tiger Team will see demonstrations of seven technologies that can give consumers control over sensitive data in EMRs. Website

> Five health systems have joined together to form Michigan Health Connect, a clinical data exchange covering 39 counties in the state with a total population of 2.2 million. Press release

> Performance management software vendor MedeAnalytics debuted its Meaningful Use Risk Assessment tool to encourage hospitals to implement EMRs. Press release

> Cal eConnect, a private entity managing the $38.8 million federal grant California received for HIE, has hired Carladenise Armbrister Edwards as its CEO. Press release

And Finally... In case your ears weren't bleeding enough from watching World Cup soccer. Website