Australia ditches IBM for EHR project; DataMotion now a HISP;

> Australia's National E-Health Transition Authority ended a contract with IBM in which the technology company had been hired to build the National Authentication Service for Health, which was intended to be a secure bridge for clinicians to connect to the federal government's electronic health record system. Officials, according to iTnews.com.au, said IBM failed to deliver its service on time. Article

> The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences' Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy (CHiP) will begin offering a master's program in health informatics in January 2013, the school announced this week. According to the announcement, the program combines health systems, information systems and research methodology. Announcement

> Morristown, N.J.-based secure information exchange vendor DataMotion this week launched DataMotion Direct, a secure email service that helps hospitals integrate with the Direct Project to meet Meaningful Use requirements. With the launch, the company also officially begins operations as a health information service provider. Announcement

And Finally… Probably not what they expected when they asked for a wakeup call. Article

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