Welch Allyn launches EMR consulting program; Kaiser wins NIH grants for EMR data mining;

> Diagnostic equipment manufacturer Welch Allyn has chosen the EMR field for its first foray into professional consulting, in partnership with AAFP subsidiary TransforMED. Press release

> Kaiser Permanente has won $54 million in NIH grants to organize and mine its huge EMR database for comparative effectiveness research. Article

> Six influential members of Congress have formally asked HHS to tighten the new HIPAA breach notification rule. Article

> EDIMS has updated its EMR for emergency medicine by adding automatic checks for drug interactions, document scanning and new charge-capture functionality. Press release

> Here's a sure sign the EMR market is taking off: Vendor MedLink International is adding training, customer service and sales staff. Press release

> Healthwise will provide two patient educational products to eClinicalWorks EMR customers. Press release (.pdf)

> Healthcare Management Systems is introducing its first ambulatory EMR. Press release

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