Blumenthal touts ARRA for closing adoption gap; Two-thirds of oncology information systems connected to EMRs;

> National health IT coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal says the federal stimulus will help the U.S. catch up to other countries that lead in EMR adoption. Article

> Two-thirds of oncology information systems are connected to EMRs, according to a recent study. Article

> The Drummond Group and the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology have announced several new EMR certifications. Article

> The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology seeks public comments through Dec. 10 on several topics related to personal health records. Website

> Clinical decision support content developer Zynx Health has secured a U.S. patent for its evidence-based content customization technology. Press release

> eClinicalWorks has launched, a portal designed to provide "universal" PHR access. Press release

And Finally... You thought healthcare policy evoked strong emotions in America? Article