CCHIT updates criteria to conform to meaningful use; HL7 genomic data transfer successful;

> The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology is updating its testing criteria to reflect ONC's interim final rule on data standards and implementation specifications for EMRs. Article

> Partners HealthCare System in Boston and Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City have successfully transmitted patient genomic data from lab to EMR using the HL7 Version 2 messaging standard. Article

> Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Mo., already at Stage 6 of the HIMSS Analytics EMR adoption model, has mapped out a plan to reach Stage 7--a fully digital environment--by 2011. Article

> AdvancedMD has hired veteran software engineer Steven ZoBell as chief product and technology officer. Press release

> Perioperative EMR vendor Surgical Information Systems has licensed drug information and screening databases from First DataBank. Press release

And Finally... There's sibling rivalry, and then there's this. Article