State, local governments buying EMRs; Medsphere raises new capital;

> State and local governments will get in on the EMR buying frenzy, too. FierceHealthIT

> Open-source EMR vendor Medsphere Systems has landed $12 million in new private investments. Article

> Bridge Community Health Clinic in Wausau, WI, will implement HealthPort EMR, practice management and revenue cycle management software. Press release

> The new Los Gatos, CA, campus of El Camino Hospital has completed the integration of its HIT systems with the main hospital's EMR. Press release (.pdf)

> AHIMA President-elect Bonnie Cassidy is the new VP of HIM consulting services at QuadraMed. Press release

> HCA has hired a clinical informatics veteran to fill the new position of chief health information officer. Press release

> Greenway Medical Technologies is partnering with McKesson's RelayHealth to give doctors remote access to test results. Press release

> eClinicalWorks has won the EMR contract for a major provider of prison medical services. Article

And Finally... There are downsides to being a Silicon Valley billionaire. Article