Big health systems may struggle with meaningful use; HIMSS Analytics honors three hospitals with Stage 7 Award;

> Even large systems like Catholic Healthcare West, Intermountain Health Care and Kaiser Permanente expect to struggle to achieve meaningful use. Article

> Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Mo., Stanford Hospital & Clinics and the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics are the latest to achieve Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model. Press release

> CMS has issued a total of $6.35 million in Medicaid EMR planning grants to Alaska, Kentucky, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Article

> The forthcoming HL7 "Infobutton" standard can help doctors respond to three common patient requests that will be required for meaningful use. White paper (.pdf)

> Microsoft has its first UK customer for the Amalga data aggregator. Article

> NextGen Healthcare Information Systems has started a program to certify consultants on the company's EMR and practice management software. Press release

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