California fines five hospitals for privacy breaches; Kalorama calls Allscripts deal 'significant';

> The California Department of Public Health has fined five hospitals a total of $675,000 for privacy breaches of patient records. Press release

> A report from Kalorama Information calls the planned Allscripts takeover of Eclipsys a "significant event" in the $13.8 billion EMR market. Press release

> GE Healthcare has introduced Centricity Advance, the company's first software-as-a-service EMR for small physician practices. Press release

> eHealth Global Technologies, Rochester, N.Y., has introduced an indexing component to its records retrieval service to help physicians access both paper and electronic medical records. Press release

> Langhorne, Pa.-based Polaris announced a clinical decision support system for high-volume mental health clinics. Press release

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