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David C. Kibbe, MD, MBA

Dr. David C. Kibbe, MD MBA, is one of the country’s most productive and innovative clinician- informaticists. In his career, Dr. Kibbe has successfully started three companies in data management, clinical software, and health information exchange standards for secure messaging. In the early 2000s, Dr. Kibbe co-founded Canopy Systems, a national cloud-based software company. He also co-developed the ASTM Continuity of Care (CCR) Standard, the first widely used standard for expressing discrete clinical information in machine readable XML and precursor to both the HL7 C-CDA and FHIR resource standards.

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Halamka on MU3 Regs: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

On Friday March 20, CMS released the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program-Stage 3 and ONC released the 2015 Edition Health Information Technology (Health IT) Certification Criteria, 2015 Edition Base Electronic Health Record (EHR) Definition, and ONC Health IT Certification Program Modifications. Perhaps the most important statement in the entire 700+ pages is the following from the CMS rule:  "Stage 3 of meaningful use is expected to be the final stage and would incorporate portions of the prior stages into its requirements."

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Humetrix Calls for Burgess Interoperability Bill to Add Provider/Patient EHR Exchange

As a developer of several mobile personal health record applications, Humetrix supports Congressman Michael C. Burgess, MD, aim to accelerate electronic health record interoperability as expressed in his draft Health IT bill. We emphasize the need to facilitate health information exchange between providers and their patients, so that patients or their caregivers connect and exchange their personal health information with different providers as a key complement to efforts to improve health information exchange between provider systems.

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