CMS clarifies rules for lab data exchange; CSC may win wider UK contract;

> CMS says that the 1988 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments law does not prohibit labs from electronically exchanging test results. Article

> England's National Programme for Health IT may scale back its electronic patient record by turning over more of the contract to vendor Computer Sciences Corp., but only if CSC meets a critical implementation deadline this month. Article

> Medsphere Systems has introduced its "Stimulus ROI Calculator," a tool that helps healthcare organizations navigate the complicated formula for determining EMR stimulus payments to hospitals. Press release

> The Indiana Network for Patient Care is expanding HIE services into the southwestern part of the state and across the Illinois state line. Article

And Finally... Here's a more responsible way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Article