ALSO NOTED: DC-area hospitals ban smoking on grounds; Allina faces financial crunch; and much more...

> A dozen hospitals in the DC metro have joined a growing movement by banning smoking anywhere on their grounds. Article

> Allina Hospitals and Clinics is facing a financial crunch. Execs are pondering layoffs, and are asking staff to use paid time off. Article

> A key government commission tasked with certifying electronic medical records for use in ambulatory settings has taken steps to make the certification process easier. FierceHealthIT

> Technical standards group Health Level 7 has put its "personal health record" description to a vote. FierceHealthIT

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