Ga., hospital to supply heart surgery services to another facility; Consumer Watchdog targets 10 'loopholes' in health reform;

> Emory Healthcare Inc. in Atlanta has taken steps to move outside its urban borders to expand business. The hospital will supply cardiothoracic medical personnel to Southern Regional Health System Inc. if that system wins the necessary certificate of need (CON) from the Georgia Department of Community Health to offer open heart surgery at its Riverdale, Ga., hospital. FierceHealthFinance

> President Obama and Congress should take action on 10 "loopholes" in the federal health reform law, or insurers and drug companies will exploit them to raise prices, says the Washington, D.C.-based consumer advocacy organization Consumer Watchdog. Press Release

> The minuscule uptake of personal health records isn't just an American phenomenon. In fact, PHR usage is even lower in England. Of the 1.2 million people with PHRs--called the Summary Care Record--through England's National Health Service, just 752 individuals have logged on via the HealthSpace portal to view their records. FierceEMR

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