Kidney disease outcomes improve with EHR use; IN ambulances get mobile EMR access;

> Two Banner Health hospitals in Arizona senior communities have begun $30 million EMR projects. Article

> A new study offers evidence that EMRs can improve care coordination for patients at risk for renal disease. Article

> EHR reminders for at-risk women increased mammography rates by 17 percentage points in a Kaiser Permanente study. Article

> An Indiana hospital system has pulled off a neat trick: it's now made its electronic medical record system available on ambulances. FierceMobileHealthcare

> Louisiana has created an EMR loan program based on an anticipated federal grant. Article

> A federal oversight panel has concerns about the EHR interoperability effort between the VA and Defense Departments. Article

> Safety-net clinics in Wichita, KS, will apply some federal stimulus money for EMRs. Article

And Finally... It can't be said enough: Hospitals, encrypt the data on your laptops. Article