MedQuist touts transcription; AT&T wins $27 million telehealth contract;

> Clinical documentation services vendor MedQuist is advocating a greater role for transcription in EMR implementation. Press release

> AT&T's $27 million contract to provide Managed Network Service to the University of California's California Telehealth Network (CTN) is another sign that service providers are finding a new revenue stream from the healthcare industry's telehealth drive. FierceTelecom

> Tom Skelton, former CEO of Misys Healthcare Systems and, more recently, an executive at Med3000, has been named CEO of Pittsburgh-based diagnostic imaging services provider Foundation Radiology Group. Press release

> In case there were still any lingering doubts, a Canadian academic reminds people that there are plenty of ways to re-identify clinical data that's supposedly been de-identified. Article

> A medical informatics fellow at Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Medicine has developed a graphical tool for evaluating drug side effects that's said to be 65 percent faster than other drug databases. Press release

> Eclipsys has released version 5.5 of Sunrise Enterprise, which includes the Helios by Eclipsys platform to promote health information exchange. Press release

> The California eHealth Collaborative has a new CEO. Press release

And Finally... A chest X-ray of Marilyn Monroe is up for sale. It's less revealing than many other images of her. Blog