ALSO NOTED: Cerner in Carolinas Healthcare implementation; Physician-tracking system lauded; and much more...

> Why do retailers appear to have extensive vaccine supplies while physicians are struggling to find shots for their patients? Article (Wall Street Journal sub. req.)

> The VA Health System will work with Initiate Systems for patient ID management. Article

> A physician-tracking system developed by the University of Nebraska which closely tracks 45,000 physicians in the state is being held up as model and studied by the CDC. Article

> Cerner Systems signed another major deal on Monday. The company will implement its electronic medical record software throughout the Carolinas Healthcare system. Article

> Baptist Health said it will implement eClinicalWorks at its facilities in Florida and Georgia. Release

> Pediatricians complain that parents are refusing routine vaccinations for their children after their Internet research reveals an alleged autism link. Article

> General Electric plans to confront Siemens Medical Systems on its home turf in Germany, an executive tells the Financial Times. Article

> Fresenius Medical Care North America reports that it has been awarded a contract to manage a three-year disease management demonstration project for patients with end stage renal disease. Release

> Chutes & Ladders: Vignette named McKesson veteran David Crean as the general manager of it's healthcare solutions division.

And Finally... In Australia, a hospital administrator who juggles her career as a healthcare professional with her second job as a brothel operator says the state government has been extremely supportive. Article