VA taps DSS for mental health EMR module; Merge enters LIS market, hires Allscripts exec as CEO;

> The Department of Veterans Affairs will install the DSS Mental Health Suite EMR module in all 153 of its hospitals. Press release

> Merge Healthcare is entering the laboratory information systems market by acquiring five products from Fletcher-Flora Health Care Systems. Article

> Chicago-based Merge also hired former Allscripts Healthcare Solutions sales executive Jeffery A. Surges to be CEO. Article

> The HIMSS Enterprise CPOE Workgroup has created a wiki for information related to computerized physician order entry. Press release

> The Ottawa Hospital in Canada's capital city has adopted an iPad-based EMR created by three young entrepreneurs. Article

> Less than half of UK nurses surveyed by the Royal College of Nursing believe EMRs are more secure than paper records. Article

> Organizers of last month's Future of Health Innovation conference at Stanford University have posted video from the EMR panel.

And Finally... Well, the Crime Stoppers line certainly did its job. Article