Looking for value in PHRs; Florida hospitals support nonprofit practice to reduce ER care;

> It's not that FierceEMR's Neil Versel doesn't like the idea of personal health records. He simply doesn't like the breathless hype around products with virtually zero market traction. Where he does see news is in stories that attempt to show the value of PHRs as a component in a much more connected health system, where data flows from multiple sources into a patient-accessible record, without requiring data entry by patients themselves. Commentary

> Grace Medical Home, a primary-care nonprofit practice designed to serve an expected 24,000 uninsured central Florida residents annually, will open this week with the support of Orlando Health and Florida Hospital. Both hospital systems will provide Grace with in-kind support, including equipment and staff knowledge, and officials from both systems serve on the clinic's 16-member board. FierceHealthFinance

> What's pharma's best bet in the post-healthcare reform world? Avoiding the government. No, that's not like running from the police. It's more like luxury marketing: Targeting your business toward the customers who can pay the most for it. FiercePharma

And Finally... Looks like this lesson plan went up in smoke. Article

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