TX county using stimulus bucks to create jail EMR; GE launches $6B healthcare initiative;

> Inmates in Harris County, TX, which includes Houston, will have EMRs sooner rather than later after an administrative court sided with county commissioners who want to allocate $6.2 million in federal stimulus money for a jail EMR system. FierceHealthIT

> Cardinal Health has inked a deal with Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions to sell the Allscripts MyWay EMR to physician practices. Press release

> As part of General Electric's $6 billion investment in new healthcare and medical technology, Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health Care will help develop a web-based EMR. FierceHealthcare

> A Pennsylvania legislator wants to use some federal stimulus funding to create a statewide grant program for EMRs. Article

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