Orion Health joins DHMSM team; ACP offers both praise, criticism for ONC Federal Health IT Strategic Plan;

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> Orion Health is joining the Leidos team responsible for creating the Department of Defense's new electronic health record system. Orion Health's Rhapsody Integration Engine has been chosen by DoD to link its EHR system with civilian facilities. MedSys also joined the team after being awarded a subcontract last week. Announcement

> The American College of Physicians recently penned a letter to National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo praising ONC's exceedingly thoughtful strategic plan for Federal Health IT for 2015-2020, but also outlining several shortcomings. Letter (.pdf)

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> ICD-10 conversion got your team down? Try showing gratitude for all the work they've done preparing for implementation and working through any hiccups in switching to the new medical coding system. Article

> As more hospitals and health systems open urgent care centers to meet consumer demand for faster and more convenient access to care, one Boston non-profit hospital chain has redesigned its emergency departments to improve emergency care and respond to increasing competition from other hospitals and the retail health market. Article

And Finally... Talk about buried treasure. Article