CHIME announces new leadership position; CMS extends deadline for docs to apply for eRx hardship exemptions;

> The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives plans to create a new President and CEO leadership role, it announced this week. The eventual appointee will be "an experienced CIO" and "will provide strategic leadership" for the organization. Announcement

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is offering physicians who missed the first deadline of June 30 for applying for a Medicare ePrescribing hardship exemption a second chance. According to AMA Wire, CMS is re-opening the web page enabling providers to apply for the exemption for three months; the page will be open until Jan. 31, 2013. Post

> The National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center activated the National Healthcare and Public Health Cyber Response System in response to Hurricane Sandy, according to an announcement this week. Among NH-ISAC's emergency response resources available for impacted areas are technology and cybersecurity experts from the organization, as well as from other various national security and technology entities. Announcement

And Finally… Better safe than sorry, I suppose. Article

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