EMRs can help W.Va. save $1.1 billion; QuadraMed agrees to private takeover;

> EMRs and the patient-centered medical home can help West Virginia save $1.1 billon on health costs, a study says. Article

> Publicly traded QuadraMed is being acquired by private investment firm Francisco Partners for $126 million. Press release

> Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions introduced Allscripts Professional EHR as well as a BlackBerry version of its Allscripts Remote EHR viewer. Press release

> One in 10 handwritten hospital prescriptions in the UK contains an error, according to a new study. Article

> CliniComp International has hired the CIO of Naval Medical Center San Diego to be its VP of deployment. Press release

> Aprima Medical Software founder Charlie Koo, who sold the company in 2004, is back, with a consumer product that searches OTC drugs on smartphones. FierceMobileHealthcare

> Thomson Reuters has released version 2.0 of clinical information system Micromedex. Press release

And Finally... Well, it is the Christmas season, after all. Article

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