CalPERS backs e-prescribing; U of Wisconsin doctors get big industry payments;

> When a giant like the California Public Employees' Retirement System backs e-prescribing, you know something big is afoot. In a move that's likely to influence employers nationwide, CalPERS has just rolled out an e-prescribing pilot in partnership with two health plans. FierceHealthIT 

> More on big industry payments to physicians: At least 11 doctors with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have reported that they got more than $50,000 from drug and medical devicemakers. FiercePharma

> Drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis has agreed to dedicate 10 percent of its total swine flu vaccine production, or about 100 million vaccines, to poor countries in need. FierceVaccines

> With mobile health management strategies becoming more popular, a Kaiser hospital has gotten on the bandwagon, offering text messages to support patients in managing their health. FierceMobileHealthcare

And Finally... Guys, if you're burning down your own firehouse, I'm definitely not trusting you with my colonial. Article

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