Siemens announces general availability of Soarian Clinicals; Portable records might have a place in medical tourism;

> Siemens Healthcare announced the general availability of the newest version of its enterprise system, Soarian Clinicals. The update features interdisciplinary care planning as well as updates to the ED module, analytics functions and wireless support for BlackBerry and iPhone devices. Press release

> Tenet Healthcare and IT vendor Med3000 have formed a joint venture aimed at bringing EHRs to physicians in 12 states. Story

> Epic Systems beat out rivals McKesson, Cerner and Siemens to win a $40 million contract from Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital. Article

> Business process services company Synnex will distribute the Allscripts MyWay EHR. Press release

> Medical Network, a Maine-based PPO, will subsidize physician purchases of athenahealth's athenaClinicals EHR and athenaCollector revenue cycle management services. Press release

> A Pennsylvania hospital has developed a method for using its EMR to improve its patient handoff process. Article

> The global market for medical tourism could be the ideal testing ground for personal health records. FierceMobileHealthcare

> There's a new report out on the Canadian EMR market. Article

And Finally... No EMR, no care. Article