CCHIT names former ONC deputy Bell as new chair; Los Angeles doctor to be sentenced in painkiller abuse case;

> Here's some breaking news: the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology on Monday morning named Dr. Karen M. Bell as its new chair, effective April 26. Bell, former director of the Office of Health Information Technology Adoption in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and former acting ONC deputy coordinator, replaces founding Chairman Dr. Mark Leavitt, who stepped down March 31. FierceHealthIT

> Dr. Dan Healy, a Los Angeles-based doctor known as "The Candy Man", potentially faces more than 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of distribution of a controlled substance. Federal prosecutors allege that Healy ordered more than 1 million hydrocodone pills last year, the most of any physician in the nation. Article

> Despite discovery of a deadly strain of E. coli that killed one 4-year-old boy and sickened three other children, Fletch Family Daycare in Vancouver, Wash., remained open for several days. The Clark County (Wash.) health officer was afraid parents using the facility would take their kids to other daycare centers, potentially exposing other children to the E. coli. Article

And Finally... I hope those Funyuns were worth it. Article

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