Cleveland Clinic to test comparative effectiveness; Maine turns on statewide EMR;

> In what is sure to be a widely watched test of comparative effectiveness research, the Cleveland Clinic will study EMR data from 85,000 surgical patients to help identify best practices in anesthesia management. Article 

> Hilo Medical Center on the Big Island of Hawaii will enlist Healthcare Informatics Associates to help implement a Meditech EMR for its eastern region. Article

> The six-hospital Kettering Health Network in Ohio has chosen Epic Systems for an EMR project worth more than $50 million. Article 

> Fifteen hospitals, three clinics and the state public health department in Maine have activated an EHR sharing network called HealthInfoNet. Story

> The Department of Defense is expanding access to its personal health record, MiCare, following a successful trial in Tacoma, WA. FierceHealthIT

> AHIMA has opened a European office in Brussels to, among other things, promote global standards for health IT. Press release

> A report from an Australian health reform commission recommends that every citizen have an EHR by 2012. Article

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