Early buzz hints at a huge HIMSS this year; Georgia governor seeks hospital tax to balance Medicaid books;

> If email buzz is any indication, Neil Versel believes that this year's HIMSS conference in Atlanta could be huge. FierceHealthIT

> It's not news that state Medicaid programs are facing record shortfalls. However, if adopted, one governor's proposal for addressing his state's Medicaid deficit could provide some ominous foreshadowing for hospitals nationwide. FierceHealthFinance

> One of the largest deployments of healthcare smart cards in the world is on hold, pending review of the security and confidentiality of the program, which was intended to mobilize health data for 80 million people in Germany. FierceMobileHealthcare

> As we progress through yet another cycle of sound and fury of EMR hype--not to mention billions of dollars of public largesse--the question remains: Why doesn't anyone use these things? That's a question that Robert B. Teague, M.D. believes he has the answer to. FierceEMR

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