AMIA releases report on EMR core competencies; Pharma critics vie for House chairmanship;

> The American Medical Informatics Association has released a report detailing what health workers should know when working with EMRs. FierceHealthIT

> Two Congressional bulldogs are playing king of the hill. Reps. John Dingell and Henry Waxman are battling over the top slot at the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, a key health policy committee. FiercePharma

> California-based Xoma is restructuring its collaboration pact with Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics. As part of the updated pact, Xoma gets an up-front payment of $6.2 million. FierceBiotech

> A recent study shows that all it takes to determine if a person is at increased risk for a heart attack or a stroke is a blood test. Article

And Finally... Talk about a motivated youngster. Article