EMRs could prompt consolidation; Elsevier rolls out disclosure policy;

> At least one researcher has concluded that the national push to roll out interoperable electronic medical records could change the structure of the healthcare industry. Business analyst Leonard Fuld argues that this movement could force vendor consolidation, encourage acquisitions of companies with well-positioned EMRs and promote physician practice mergers to reduce overhead. FierceEMR 

> Academic journal publisher Elsevier has come under fire for publishing "journals" that were actually sponsored by pharma companies. In the wake of this, it's come out with a new, full-disclosure policy for all reprints, article compilations and custom publications. FiercePharma

> A pair of health IT groups have come together to develop mutual standards for health information exchanges. FierceHealthIT

> Here's a nifty use of mobile technology: Physicians and epidemiologists in Peru's navy are using cell phones to track topical diseases in real time. FierceMobileHealthcare

And Finally... I like this idea, but things could get noisy very quickly. Article

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