750 Indiana docs agree to post clinical quality measure scores online; New software allows patients with foot ailments to remotely monitor their conditions;

> More than 750 doctors from 174 practices throughout Indiana are going to publicly post their clinical quality measure scores online on the Indiana Health Information Exchange's Quality Health First Program website. The quality measure scores reveal how well physicians perform in areas like treatment of diabetes, healthcare for women and children, and heart health issues. Public reports based on such scores will be updated semi-annually, according to IHIE. Announcement

> A new certification program focused on assuring health IT interoperability will be created thanks to a partnership between IHE USA, a nonprofit that focuses on driving the adoption of standards-based interoperability for patient care improvement, and ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon that offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products. According to an announcement, the program will "provide industry-accepted certification to complement existing conformance testing to IHE integration profiles to ensure that different software and systems can securely connect." Announcement

> Engineers at UCLA have created new medical monitoring software dubbed BigFoot that will allow individuals with chronic foot ailments to track and monitor their conditions at home, the school announced this week. Patients are only required to have a home computer and a flatbed scanner. Announcement

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