ONC hires privacy officer; Surescripts cuts prices;

> The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has named its first-ever privacy officer, Joy Pritts, of Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute. News brief

> Surescripts has cut pricing for access to its nationwide e-prescribing network. Press release

> ONC has picked Acumen Solutions, Vienna, Va., to provide cloud computing services to regional EMR extension centers. Press release

> Fallon Clinic credits Dragon Medical speech-recognition software with making its EMR implementation successful. Press release

And Finally... Biofuel or not, what kind of environmental message is Highmark sending by putting 51,000 miles on its trucks? Press release