Senators call on CMS to loosen MU rules; Scotland prepares inpatient EMR plan;

> Twenty-seven U.S. senators from both parties say the proposed CMS rule for meaningful use "goes against the intent of Congress to reward those hospitals that already have taken important steps toward implementing EHR systems and to provide incentives to encourage further development." News brief

> The National Health Service in Scotland is getting ready to deploy a national inpatient EMR. News brief

> An EHR is becoming "an essential investment," says Partners HealthCare System CIO John Glaser. Column

> The next version of the federal government's CONNECT HIE gateway will support cloud computing. Article

> Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital, which has attained Stage 6 on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model, is adding patient access to its existing physician portal, a key requirement for Stage 7. Press release

> gloStream is the latest EMR vendor to offer a money-back guarantee "for any doctor who follows gloStream's gloDNA implementation process but then cannot demonstrate meaningful use." Press release

And Finally... Oops, sorry about that, Mom. Article