Another attempt at HIE in Santa Barbara; EMR to help Ariz. county improve jail care;

> Cottage Health System is trying to make HIE finally work in Santa Barbara, Calif., with the help of Peak Practice EMR and HealthXchange products from Eclipsys. News brief

> Officials in Maricopa County, Ariz., hope a $10 million EMR system will help improve the woeful healthcare provided to jail inmates. Article

> Medsphere Systems describes how a new technology called OpenVista Interface Domain (OVID) opens up VistA add-ons to Java developers and allows new applications to run without modifying the underlying software code. Press release

> FairWarning, St. Petersburg, Fla., has published three data-definition guides that aim to help healthcare providers prevent, detect and provide proper notification of EMR privacy violations. Article

> GlobalMedia, Scottsdale, Ariz., has gained approval for its CapSure store-and-forward DICOM image automation software to be used with the VA's VistA servers. Article (reg. req.)

And Finally... Men, eat your celery. Article