EMRs in place, beacon communities developing best practices; Greenway acquires PACS technology;

> Federally designated "beacon communities" already are moving beyond merely adopting EMRs to develop and share best practices for improving regional health status. Article

> EMR vendor Greenway Medical Technologies has acquired imaging and PACS technology from VisualMED. Press release

> CMS Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick invokes Spider-Man in discussing how EMRs can improve care and accountability, writes FierceHealthcare editor Sandra Yin. -- Read the full FierceHealthcare commentary

> Apple-centric EMR and practice management software developer MacPractice introduced an iPad interface, featuring e-prescribing. Article

> Mayo Medical Laboratories will offer VitalHealth's EHR to its clients starting early next year. Press release

> Azzly, a developer of EMR and practice management software, will integrate a secure email platform from MaxMD into its products at no additional cost to customers. Press release

And Finally... If you were thinking of buying James Bond's Aston Martin, you're a little too late. Article