CCHIT announces first 2011 certifications; Researcher says 25 percent will have EHRs next year;

> Five products from relatively small vendors are the first to earn 2011 certification from the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology. Press release

> Research firm IDC optimistically predicts that 25 percent of Americans will have EHRs by the end of next year. Blog

> Anvita Health, formerly known as SafeMed, has won a patent for its approach to clinical data capture. Press release

> The Department of Veterans Affairs and Kaiser Permanente will test EMR interoperability at facilities in the San Diego area. Article

> General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., has installed a CliniComp Essentris clinical documentation system. Article

> Following the Army's cancellation of an electronic dental record, the Military Health System will spend six months evaluating two systems. Article

> The Children's Hospital in Aurora, Colo., Denver-based Exempla Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente Colorado have started a health information exchange. Article

> Do EMRs save money? Four people close to the action share their thoughts. Article

And Finally... Maybe this was part of the donation after all. Article