Highmark, West Penn Allegheny team to help docs acquire EHRs; Sebelius discusses EMR benefits in tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo.;

> Health insurer Highmark, West Penn Allegheny Health System, Allscripts and Accenture all are joining forces to help doctors acquire electronic health record systems, Healthcare IT News reports. Article

> A cloud-based integrated electronic health record from 4medica recently earned certification as an EHR module, according to a post on EMR Daily News. Post

> Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius touted the benefits of electronic medical records while touring through tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo. this week. The city's hospital, St. John's Regional Medical Center, implemented an EMR system the week before being struck. "There's no question that...the availability of an electronic record may have actually saved lives," Sebelius said, the Associated Press reports. Article

And Finally... Not exactly Lake Tahoe or Honolulu. Article