Dow Chemical to provide EMRs at workplace clinics worldwide; ONC clarifies EMR certification rules;

> Dow Chemical Co. is teaming up with EMR vendor Medical Informatics Engineering to create electronic records at workplace clinics for 52,000 employees worldwide. Article

> In response to numerous requests for clarification of EMR certification rules and policies, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has posted a page answering frequently asked questions. Website

> In an op-ed for the Providence Journal, Warwick, R.I., internist Dr. Howard Schulman spells out nine concerns that could get glossed over in the nationwide rush to implement EMRs.

> Medsphere Systems COO Rick Jung takes exception with a statement made by Epic Systems CEO Judy Faulkner about the role of the federal Health IT Policy Committee--of which Faulkner is a member. Interview

> ClearPractice has introduced Nimble, what the St. Louis-based healthcare software vendor calls the first comprehensive EMR solution developed in iOS to run natively on the iPad." Blog item

> T-System, maker of health IT software for emergency departments, and "digital pen" vendor Shareable Ink have teamed up to introduce DigitalShare, a system that captures electronic copies of handwritten documentation. Press release

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