NAHIT to shut down; MedPlexus offers 'cash for clunkers';

> The National Alliance for Health Information Technology is shutting down Sept. 30, saying that it has accomplished its mission. Press release

> EMR vendor MedPlexus is throwing its own "cash for clunkers" bash, offering up to $5,000 to solo practitioners who trade in legacy EMR or practice management systems. Article

> CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, NY, a Siemens Soarian test site, is looking at stimulus funding to help complete its EMR implementation. Article

> Following a leadership scandal, eHealth Ontario has hired an interim CEO to direct the Canadian province's EMR efforts. Article

> Longtime health IT consultant Dr. Sam Bierstock ties EMR to quality calling for tort reform as part of any EMR mandate. Op-ed

> Imaging IT firm Metiscan considers extending its FirstView EHR to the physician office market. Press release

> A hospital system in Worcestershire, England, has picked Xerox to implement and manage an acute care EMR. Article

And Finally... It seems like someone didn't get the news about NAHIT. Article