Black Book Rankings rates 'top' EMR vendors; Neupert, Peel square off online over privacy;

> Market-research firm Black Book Rankings has rated the top EMR vendors in 10 categories. Article

> The Economist is hosting an online debate between Microsoft's Peter Neupert and privacy advocate Dr. Deborah Peel on whether the public good of greater efficiency offsets any loss of privacy from converting to EMRs. Website

> Ambulatory EMR vendor Practice Fusion is touting its quick notification to users of an FDA recall of painkiller propoxyphene. Article

> M*Modal says it has introduced the first radiology report templates that follow the HL7 Clinical Documentation Architecture standard. Press release

> Christine Connelly, director general of informatics for the UK's National Health Service, says patients will be able to control who has access to their electronic records. Article

> According to Agfa HealthCare, more than 90 percent of U.S. radiologists are eligible to qualify for Medicare "meaningful use" bonuses of up to $44,000 per physician. Press release

And Finally... Fictional group SEEDIE (the Society for Exorbitantly Expensive and Difficult to Implement EHRs) says it's certifying EHR vendor salespeople now--and at least one vendor thinks it's closer to the truth than some might think. Blog

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