Athenahealth to acquire Healthcare Data Services; Casa Grande Regional Medical Center gains access to Mayo telestroke technology;

> Electronic health record vendor athenahealth will purchase Boston-based healthcare data analysis company Healthcare Data Services, Health Data Management reports. The deal is expected to close in October. Post

> The telestroke program at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona now is available to patients at Casa Grande (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center, the latter announced this week. A service that uses a portable, self-propelled telestroke robot will begin early next month. Casa Grande Medical Center will be the 11th hospital to take advantage of the technology. Announcement

> The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives named Texas Health Resources Chief Information Officer Ed Marx as the winner of its fourth annual state advocacy award, CMIO reports. Marx was recognized for his work as the CIO coordinator for his state for CHIME's StateNet network. Post

> The National Committee for Quality Assurance published Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set technical specifications for accountable care organizations, Health Data Management reports. The specifications guide ACOs on the collection and reporting of quality performance in standard formats. Post

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