Blumenthal says certified EHRs should be available by fall; Patient harm common from diagnostic errors made by pediatricians;

> The health IT community should know by this fall if EHRs they have purchased or are considering purchasing are certified under the federal government's new, temporary certification program, national health IT coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal said, according to Healthcare IT News. Blumenthal made the pronouncement on a conference call with reporters after unveiling the final rule for a short-term certification program last Friday. FierceEMR

> Turns out that more than half of all pediatricians make diagnostic errors at least once a month, which many times result in harm to patients, according to a new study published online in the journal Pediatrics. Abstract

> Despite the bad taste left in physicians' mouths after practice management companies' widespread failures in purchasing medical practices in the 1990s, these arrangements, an alternative to physician employment and hospital integration, are beginning to make a comeback--with some changes. FiercePracticeManagement

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