CHIME to provide management services to AMDIS; Obama announces grants for IT education;

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> The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives' most recent move to provide management services to the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS), shows the group of chief medical officers is not going away, Neil Versel writes at Forbes. In addition, he says it shows a blurring of the lines between IT for management purposed and clinical IT. Article

> President Barack Obama announced this week an effort to work with communities across the country to get Americans into IT jobs. The TechHire initiative will call on universities and colleges to help train workers for well-paying jobs. In addition, the Department of Labor will make $100 million in grants available "to support innovative approaches to moving lower skilled workers with barriers to training and employment on the fastest paths to well-paying information technology and high growth jobs in industries like healthcare." Announcement

Provider News

> Prompt follow-up care for high-risk patients with multiple chronic conditions significantly reduces their risk of readmission, according to a new study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Article

Mobile Healthcare News

> Smartphones could prove to be the easiest and least challenging approach to ensuring that emergency medical information, especially for the chronically ill, is within immediate reach while ensuring security of such data, according to Kristine Derrick, a pediatric endocrine fellow at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in New York. Article

> The Apple Watch is "the most personal device we've ever created that is not just with you, but on you," Apple CEO Tim Cook said during an Apple product event Monday, listing out the wearable's timekeeping, activity monitoring, watch face customization and call features. The list of mHealth capabilities is far shorter, however. Article

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