Software could be to blame for med errors of 2,000 patients; Siemens acquires MobileMD;

> Five Rhode Island hospitals operated by Lifespan are under investigation for allegedly instructing 2,000 discharged patients to take the wrong forms of medications. Lifespan said a software error may be to blame, which generated medication instructions for the discharged patients. FierceHealthcare

> Health information exchange vendor MobileMD was acquired by Siemens Healthcare last week. With the acquisition, Siemens will be able to offer value-added HIE services to hospitals considering accountable care organization participation, according to Health Data Management. Article

> ONC regulators will collect information from more than 40,000 consumers and health providers across the U.S. through a series of focus groups, web campaigns and other media, and use the information to guide government implementation of mHealth initiatives. The two-year project, mandated by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, also will include a promotional campaign to educate the public about the need for online and mobile-enabled healthcare records. FierceMobileHealthcare

And Finally... Better late than never. Article

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