REC qualifies 1,000 providers for Meaningful Use; HIMSS adds ICD-10 risk calculator to ICD-10 PlayBook;

> The New York eHealth Collaborative Regional Extension Center last week became the first REC in the nation to successfully qualify more than 1,000 providers for Meaningful Use. Announcement

> The Mayo Clinic and Benefitfocus last week announced an alliance in which Mayo's products and services will be available through the Charleston, S.C.-based health benefit technology vendor's employee communication portal. The portal will enable access to more than 3,500 pieces of Mayo Clinic content, as well as access to a round-the-clock nurse line. Announcement

> The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) added an ICD-10 financial risk calculator to its ICD-10 PlayBook, according to announcement last week. The calculator helps providers assess how ICD-10 will impact their organizations financially, according to HIMSS Senior Director of Business-Centered Systems Juliet Santos. Announcement

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