Also Noted ... California fines Packard Children's for security breach; an EMR book review; more

> HIMSS has announced six winners of the Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for 2010, specifically for exemplary use of EHRs. Press release

> The state of California has fined Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University $250,000 for taking too long to report a breach of more than 500 patient records after an employee apparently stole a hospital computer. Article

> CMS has awarded a total of $6.9 million in matching funds to North Dakota, Hawaii, Ohio and Massachusetts to assist those states' Medicaid programs in administering the federal EMR incentive program. Article

> Health economist and blogger Jane Sarasohn-Kahn reviews Connected for Health, the book by Dr. Louise L. Liang about Kaiser Permanente's massive EHR implementation. Blog

> Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich recently addressed the Greenway Medical Systems user conference. Video

> EMR vendor SRS is partnering with orthopedic PACS software developer Medstrat to offer a PACS integrated with EMR and practice management systems. Press release

> Home-health software vendor HealthWyse is joining with Cardiocom, maker of home telehealth products, to integrate data from home monitoring devices into patient records. Press release

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