New Jersey college to offer 'hybrid' EHR consulting course; Prisons in Arizona county set to switch to EHRs for inmates;

> Gloucester County College in Sewell, N.J., will soon offer a six-month long Electronic Health Records System Consulting course, thanks to a $490,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the Gloucester County Times reports. The course will be a hybrid course, as it will take place both in a physical classroom and online. Article

> In a recent commentary posted to Honolulu Civil Beat, Hawaii Health Information Technology Coordinator Beth Giesting argued that the state's troubled healthcare system would be less fragmented if health IT--and electronic health records, in particular--were used more effectively. Commentary

> Prisons in Maricopa County, Ariz., will switch to electronic health records for inmates after the county's board of supervisors agreed to a $4.55 million contract with Birmingham, Ala.-based NaphCare, which provides healthcare services to correctional institutions, the Arizona Republic reports. Article

And Finally... I'm sure his speech went over just fine. Article