CDC wants to create online system for collecting hepatitis data; Hospital execs list 'system integration,' HIE as top IT spending priorities;

> The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently announced the release of a pair of toolsets available online to help both physician offices and independent pharmacies with e-prescribing adoption. The toolset designated for physician offices consists of 11 chapters, while the toolset for independent pharmacies runs seven chapters deep. Toolsets

> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants approval from the Office of Management and Budget to create an online system to collect hepatitis testing data, according to an announcement posted today in the Federal Register. The data will be used to identify best practices for testing those who are infected, ultimately providing those individuals with technical assistance. Announcement

> Almost half (49 percent) of all hospital executives responding to a recent survey conducted by Forbes Insights (in association with Allscripts) called "system integration across all applications" a top IT spending priority, Forbes reports. Forty-seven percent listed health information exchange as their top IT spending priority. Post

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