U of Michigan signs with Epic; AMA says no current EMR meets all Stage 1 MU standards;

> Epic Systems has landed another big fish, the University of Michigan Health System, to replace a patchwork of aging legacy systems. Press release

> The American Medical Association is concerned that not a single commercially available EMR has all the functionality to help physicians meet the Stage 1 criteria for meaningful use. Article

> EMR vendor SRS (formerly SRSsoft) is integrating its "hybrid" EMR system with web-based practice management and scheduling systems from UnitedHealthGroup subsidiary Ingenix, and branding the product as SRS CareTracker PM, powered by Ingenix. Press release

> PracticeFusion, known for its free, advertising-supported EMR, has developed a state-by-state list of potential federal EMR incentive payments. Press release

> Health Language has embedded its database of medical terminology into the EMR/PHR/practice management system offered by Vero Beach, Fla.-based Azzly. Press release

> Transcription software vendor Emdat has published a white paper on how transcription can take the EMR documentation burden off of physicians.

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