National Government Services wins $111M CMS contract; Primary care doc EHR use doubles in two years;

> Indianapolis-based National Government Services won a $111 million contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to support CMS' Next Generation Desktop--an application used by all Medicare Contact Center customer service representatives to answer the calls of Medicare beneficiaries--Healthcare IT News reports. Article

> Tackling childhood obesity is the focus of a competition effort by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Center for Business and Information Technology and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Announcement

> The number of primary care doctors using electronic health records has doubled from 20 percent to 40 percent over the last two years, Doug Fridsma, director of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's Office of Standards and Interoperability, said at the American Health Information Management Association's ICD-10 Summit this week, Healthcare IT News reports. Article

And Finally... Not sure I'd risk life and limb for a bird feeder. Article

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