HHS meeting federal cloud computing goals, GAO finds; AlliedHIE establishes live Direct, HISP network;

> The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is one of five agencies meeting cloud computing goals set by the federal government, according to the results of a recent audit by the Government Accountability Office. HHS has moved three services to the cloud: Medwatch, which provides a web portal for the reporting of public safety information; Grants Solutions, which covers 14 grant award processes for federal agencies; and the Audit Resolution Tracking Management System, which was designed to replace the Administration for Children and Families' legacy Audit Resolution system. Audit (.pdf)

> Harrisburg, Pa.-based AlliedHIE this week established a live Direct and Health Information Services Provider network, dubbed Allied-Direct. AlliedHIE now can begin recruiting providers to sign up for Direct interactions with one another as part of the Keystone State's Direct grant program established by the Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative. Announcement

> A working group formed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT developed an implementation guide that focuses on use of the Direct Project protocol for electronically reporting lab results, Health Data Management reports. Brief

And Finally… Even the Hatfields and McCoys never got this testy. Article