iMedica changes name; Allscripts beats the Street;

> EMR vendor iMedica has changed its name to Aprima Medical Software. Press release (.pdf)

> Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions beat analyst expectations in the quarter that ended May 31, suggesting that even if stimulus money isn't flowing yet, the EMR sector is energized. Article

> Johns Hopkins University is beginning a master's program in health informatics. Article

> Online communications firm Medfusion has acquired the iHealth suite of services, including the iHealth Record PHR, from Medem. Press release

> Louisiana State University Health System will use a GE Centricity RIS/PACS as part of a $116 million EMR system. Article

> Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, TX, is on its way to becoming fully electronic. Video

> Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific in Hawaii has extended its contract with Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services to help with an EMR implementation. Article

> The HIMSS EHR Association has re-elected Justin Barnes of Greenway Medical Technologies as chairman, but has a new vice chairman. Press release

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