Big vendors said to be looking for HIE acquisitions; Specialty groups to offer EHR selection tool;

> A new report from IDC says that many big health IT vendors are looking to acquire smaller companies that offer technology for health information exchange. Article

> The American College of Physicians and other specialty societies are teaming with Canadian firm Cientis Technologies to launch AmericanEHR Partners Program, an online resource to help physicians select EHR systems. Article

> A new, all-digital specialty hospital in Botswana could serve as a prototype of a new model of low-cost, high-quality care "without borders." Article

> EDIMS, maker of clinical and management systems for emergency departments, will incorporate Discharge 1-2-3 discharge automation software into its EMR, thanks to a licensing agreement with that product's maker, Schaumburg, Ill.-based Callibra. Press release

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