OSEHRA names Halamka, two others to first board of directors; Computer glitch issues Medicaid benefits to ineligible citizens;

> Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, M.D., CGI Group Senior Vice President James Peake, M.D., and Department of Veterans Affairs Innovation Initiative Senior Advisor Michael O'Neill this week were named to the inaugural board of directors for the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA), a nonprofit that pushes innovation in electronic health record software. Announcement (.pdf)

> A partnership between Hackensack University Medical Center and North Shore-LIJ Health System will establish IT programs, in addition to other clinical research and care improvement projects, NJBIZ.com reported this week. Article

> At least 19,000 Maine citizens not eligible for Medicaid received such benefits thanks to a computer glitch, according to the Bangor Daily News. As a result, the state's budget figures are in doubt, according to state officials. Staffers at the state's Department of Health and Human Services reportedly had known a problem with the computer system since 2010, but had not brought it to the attention of HHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew until January of this year. Article

> Indiana Tech, a private, independent college in Fort Wayne, Ind., this summer will begin offering a new associate degree program geared toward future health information technology workers, the school announced this week. Included in the program are Meaningful Use and ICD-10 courses. Announcement

And Finally... Taking "no littering" to a whole new level. Article

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