WEDI gets a new CEO; Mostashari calls for a big HIE 'push';

> Meaningful use, cloud computing and disaster recovery are among 10 health IT initiatives that should have top priority in 2012, writes Aspen Advisors' senior advisor Fred Pennic in a post for Healthcare IT News. Article 

> Devin Jopp, former chief technology officer and COO for SCORE Association, will replace Jim Schuping in January as president and CEO of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, reports Health Data Management. Brief 

> National Health Coordinator Farzad Mostashari told the Health IT Standards Committee at a meeting last week that he wanted to see them "push" for health information exchange. "We can't afford to wait another five years before we have exchange in this country," he said, reports Government Health IT. Article 

> An alternative plan to the smart card proposal to fight Medicare fraud presented to Congress last month is being piloted in Indianapolis, according to an InformationWeek Healthcare article. This plan calls for magnetic-stripe cards, read by credit card terminals, rather than an entirely new data network. Article

And Finally... Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to her one-bedroom apartment. Article

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