Kentucky hospital chain set to cut 500 positions; Kaiser completes systemwide EMR rollout;

> In an attempt to cut costs, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Healthcare Inc., which operates hospitals in Kentucky and Indiana, is getting ready to lay off 250 workers. In all, 500 positions are set to be cut throughout the 71 facility, 1,900-bed system. Article

> After 10 years and $4 billion, Kaiser Permanente has completed the largest private-sector EMR rollout in the world, as three hospitals in Northern California recently went online with bar-coded medication administration, clinical decision support and bedside documentation. FierceEMR

> Boston-based healthcare philanthropist Ray Tye, whose Ray Tye Medical Aid Foundation raised millions of dollars for children's healthcare both at home and abroad, died on Wednesday at the age of 87. Article

> The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology published the proposed rule to establish a federally supervised EMR certification program last Tuesday. But an unspecified error caused ONC to retract the document and replace it on the Federal Register's public inspection desk with a version known as Federal Register Document 2010-4991, Health Data Management reports. That document appeared Wednesday. FierceEMR

And Finally... Not exactly the way to teach your child the rules of the road. Article

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