ICD-10 corrections published; Inova to join Virginia's statewide HIE;

> Several corrections were made to the recently published final rule pushing the ICD-10 compliance date to Oct. 1, 2014, according to a notice published this week in the Federal Register. According to the notice, "there were a number of technical errors that are identified and corrected" effective Nov. 5. Notice (.pdf)

> Inova, the largest healthcare system in Northern Virginia, will join the commonwealth's statewide health information exchange, ConnectVirginia, the two entities announced this week. The system is expected to be in production on the exchange by the end of the year. Announcement

> McLean, Va.-based government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton announced this week that it won 35 healthcare contracts worth more than $112 million in August and September. Among the notable contracts highlighted was one from the National Institutes of Health worth $18.5 million. Booz Allen was tasked with providing IT support for tasks related to research at the National Health Lung & Blood Institute. Announcement

And Finally… Hair, apparently, is overrated. Article

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