EHNAC unveils new e-prescribing certifications; Illinois Health Information Exchange names new executive director;

> The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission last week released a pair of new certification program for vendors handling electronic prescription of controlled substances. The third-party accreditation is designed to ensure that such vendors adhere to regulations created by the Drug Enforcement Association. Announcement

> Raul Recarey, former president of Missouri's Health Information Exchange, was appointed as the executive director of the Illinois Health Information Exchange by Gov. Pat Quinn last Friday. Recarey also previously served as the chief operating officer and acting executive director of the West Virginia Health Information Network. Announcement

> Electronic health record vendor eClinicalWorks this week launched a peer-to-peer network to help healthcare providers in their collaboration efforts. "Join The Network" already boasts a membership of 10,000; eClinicalWorks said it will invest $10 million over the next 12 months into the network's expansion. Announcement

And Finally… I wonder how many neighbors actually complained. Article

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