MedLink acquires electronic pen vendor; Will Google apply discontinued service to EMR storage?;

> EMR vendor MedLink International (OTCBB: MLKNA) has acquired Health Informatics Inc., a company that specializes in digital data capture via electronic pen. Press release

> It's unclear whether the demise of the Google Wave communications platform will have an effect on Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) plans to apply the technology for aggregation of EMRs. Article

> NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, a unit of Quality Systems (NASDAQ: QSII), will make its hosted EMR and practice management services available through the American Medical Association's web platform now being tested in Michigan. Article

> Denver-based Health Language says that its medical terminology management applications can help facilitate meaningful use of EMRs. Press release (.pdf)

> Aetna (NYSE: AET) subsidiary ActiveHealth Management and IBM (NYSE: IBM) are teaming up to offer cloud computing and clinical decision support to help providers adopt EMRs and engage in health information exchange. Article

> The CSC Global Healthcare unit of Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has launched an online community for healthcare executives to share thoughts on meaningful use. Article

> In other CSC news, a study from Down Under found that Australians see EMRs as a "basic right," though awareness of a national EMR program and willingness to pay for individual records are much lower. Press release

And Finally... This chef was just, uh, sampling all the food. Article

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