Many hospitals already moving on ARRA strategies; Blumenthal expects new EMR effectiveness studies;

> A new survey suggests that a majority of hospitals have already begun developing their strategies to capture EMR stimulus funding.     Survey (.pdf)

> National health IT coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal anticipates a flood of new research on the effectiveness of health IT in settings that haven't been widely studied. FierceHealthIT

> Given the state of EMR adoption, the Wild West theme for Epic Systems' massive user's group meeting this week seems à propos. Blog post

> Not long after putting its name on an EMR, Dell is acquiring healthcare business solutions provider Perot Systems in a deal worth almost $4 billion. Article

> Merge Healthcare's new web portal is designed for easy access to digital imaging through an EMR. Press release

> Community Hospital South in Indianapolis has gone live with a GE Centricity Enterprise EMR. Press release

> Hospitals in Chicago and Albany, NY, have taken major steps toward installing Siemens Soarian EMRs. Press release

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