Informed nurses, increased training vital to EHR implementation; Six more states kick off Medicaid EHR incentive programs;

> Keeping your nursing staff in the loop and scheduling lots of training time are among the six "golden rules" of electronic health record implementation, according to Rosemarie Nelson, principal of the MGMA Consulting Group. What are Nelson's other rules? Read this Healthcare IT News piece to find out. Article

> Six more states--Arkansas, Delaware, Montana, New Jersey, New York and North Dakota--opened registration last week for providers to receive Medicaid incentives through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for implementing EHR technology, reports Nextgov. Only 11 states and Washington, D.C., have not launched a Medicaid EHR incentive program; four of those states--Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota and Wyoming--are expected to open such registration next month. Article

> Arkansas Surgical Hospital, Carson City (Mich.) Hospital, and 15 other facilities recently met Stage 1 Meaningful Use criteria using systems from Nashville-based Healthcare Management Systems. Announcement

And Finally... Yikes! Glad I wasn't on that flight. Article