Man able to control artificial arm with his mind; ONC reorganizes, announces $235M for EMR 'beacon' communities;

> After losing his left forearm in a car accident, an Italian man who was linked to a robotic hand was reported to have "felt sensations" and "control it with his thoughts," according to European scientists. Article

> National coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal, in the latest of a series of public letters, announced that HHS was making available $235 million in funding for the Beacon Community Program to help communities at the forefront of EMR adoption and health information exchange move to "a new level of health care quality and efficiency." FierceEMR

> An the analysis released yesterday by the Congressional Budget Office offers a peek at where drug companies are spending their marketing dollars. FiercePharma

And finally... Not exactly an amicable ending. Article