Texas tops for physicians meeting Meaningful Use; Analysis: eClinicalWorks ranks as 'most popular' EMR solution;

> More physicians from Texas achieved Meaningful Use in 2011 than from any other state, the Texas Medical Association announced this week. Based on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servcies, 1,761 physicians in the Lone Star State attested to meeting Meaningful Use criteria for the implementation of electronic health records last year. Brief

> A report released last week by the Bipartisan Policy Center called for accelerated health information exchange efforts, FierceHealthIT reported. To increase electronic health record adoption, the BPC recommended the dissemination of "common sense" security practices by government and an increase in support tools made available to providers. Article

> eClinicalWorks ranks as the most popular electronic medical record solution, according to an infographic released last week by Arlington, Va.-based Capterra, which connects buyers and sellers of business software. The company determined the ranking by analyzing web traffic to each vendor's site and combing through press releases to find the number of users and revenue. Twitter followers and Facebook "likes" for each company also were taken into account. Blog post

And Finally... Hey, that stuff can be pretty darn hot. Article