ALSO NOTED: CMS: technical problems fixed; CCHIT releases final certification criteria;and much more...

> Medicare officials said that a programming glitch in a Web-based tool that helps users chose among competing prescription drug plans has been fixed. Article

> CCHIT released the final draft of proposed certification criteria for ambulatory EHR systems. Web site

> A new study in the journal Hepatology warns that acetaminophen poisoning is becoming a serious issue due to lack of public knowledge of the risks. Article

> A GAO report concludes that there are serious problems with a Medicare program that distributed drug discount cards to 6 million people as a precursor to the new benefit. Article

> With Internet addiction now a recognized phenomenon, centers specializing in the treatment of the disorder are becoming more common. Article

> Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia said that it has selected Yipes Ethernet network to link the group's 22 practices. Release

And Finally... How do Epic and Cerner fare when matched up head to head? One intrepid tester at the HISTalk discussion board has some intriguing opinions. Discussion