Few send electronic referrals; MeridianEMR offers 'Doc Fix' to offset looming Medicare cuts;

> A survey by EMR vendor Practice Fusion finds that just 16 percent of providers send patient records electronically for referrals. Press release

> MeridianEMR, based in Livingston, N.J., is offering the "Doc Fix," a 21.9 percent discount on new orders through Dec. 10, corresponding to the average Medicare fee cut physicians face if Congress doesn't get its act together. Press release

> The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology is accepting public comments through Dec. 10 on its first draft of add-on certification criteria and test scripts for oncology and women's health EMRs. Website

> ZynxHealth says its client, North York General Hospital in Toronto, is the first in Canada to integrate evidence-based clinical decision support into the hospital's CPOE system. Press release

> Here's a bit of news from England that doesn't involve a royal wedding: The CEO of a hospital trust that went outside the National Programme for IT to purchase a Meditech EMR has a plan for getting a return on his sizable investment. Article

And Finally... Medicare fraudsters, Extormity has the electronic answer to all your problems. Blog post