Florida health systems to develop shared EMR; CMS adds 'blue button' to MyMedicare.gov;

> Shands HealthCare, Orlando Health and the University of Florida have signed a memorandum of understanding to create a shared EMR as part of a plan to form joint clinical programs in pediatrics, neuroscience, oncology, women's health, transplantation and cardiovascular medicine over a 20-county swath of the Sunshine State. Press release

> CMS, a champion of the "blue button" for outputting patient data from EMRs, has added such a feature to its MyMedicare.gov site, joining the VA in offering the option. Articles

> The "EHR of tomorrow" will allow for data liquidity, be easily maintainable, be scalable, have a mobile component and have a user-friendly design and interface, says consultant Jerry Buchanan of eMids Technologies. Article

> TennCare, the Tennessee Medicaid program, is just the second Medicaid agency to have CMS sign off on its EMR incentive plan under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Press release

> The Healthcare Billing & Management Association will hold its second annual EHR summit next month in Scottsdale, Ariz. Press release

And Finally... Extormity is preaching EMR abstinence. Blog