Pennsylvania building database for tracking Medicaid bonus payments; Blumenthal talks meaningful use;

> The Pennsylvania Office of Medical Assistance Programs is building a computer application to help Medicaid providers apply for and track incentive payments for meaningful use of EMRs, and also to combat duplication and fraud. Article

> National health IT coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal speaks to Hospitals & Health Networks about meaningful use, which he describes as tough, but attainable. Podcast

> EMR vendor NextGen Healthcare Information Systems has gained accreditation to offer continuing medical education to its physician users. Press release

> QuadraMed and the CPM Resource Center, an Elsevier subsidiary that develops clinical practice guidelines, will team up to embed guidelines for nurses and allied health professionals into the QuadraMed Computerized Patient Record. Press release

> French health officials say they will launch a long-delayed national EMR system by the end of the year. Article

And Finally... Maybe next time they'll just go to Starbucks. Article