HFMA conference changes venues; EMRs, CPOE top CIO priority lists, lag among IT managers;

> Due to the flooding in Nashville, Tenn., the Healthcare Financial Management Association has moved the location of its annual finance conference, which will take place June 20-23, to the Sands Expo Center and Venetian/Palazzo Resort in Las Vegas. Info

> Hospital CIOs rank EMRs and CPOE as their two most important IT projects over the next two years, while IT directors and managers place much more emphasis on replacing aging computers and locking down security, a new survey suggests. FierceHealthIT

> Food poisoning likely led to the deaths of three patients at a mental hospital in Pineville, La., last week. Forty patients at Pineville Central State Hospital showed signs of "gastrointestinal stress," early last Friday, with 11 patients and four staff members receiving treatment for food poisoning. Brief

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