Medical groups tackle EMRs; iSoft enters U.S. market;

> EMRs are high on the list of challenges facing group practices this year. FierceHealthFinance

> Australian EMR vendor iSoft has entered the U.S. market with an acquisition. News brief

> The Social Security Administration is taking bids on a system to exchange electronic health data. FierceHealthIT

> Like so many of its competitors, Siemens has put together a "meaningful use" program for existing and prospective customers. Press release

> Springhill (AL) Medical Center and Eclipsys won an award for their EMR outsourcing arrangement. Press release

> Smaller value-added resellers of EMRs are looking to cash in on the federal stimulus. Article

> The National Transitions of Care Coalition has formed an HIT workgroup to promote EMR interoperability. Article

> The opposition Conservative Party in the UK wants to "dismantle" England's centralized EMR program. Article

And Finally... We're always a little wary when someone claims to be the "first" with anything. Press release