New IV flu drug approved for H1N1 use; First ED goes live on Calif. health info network;

> Peramivir, an intravenous flu drug, has been given emergency approval for some adults and children hospitalized with H1N1. The FDA granted the approval on Friday at the request of the CDC. This once again demonstrates that that federal officials are going full-out on swine flu now, as Peramivir has yet to receive full regulatory approval. Article

> The first of 23 participating emergency departments in Orange County, Calif., has gone live on CalRHIO, the planned statewide health information exchange. The other 22 EDs will be brought online in the next five months. FierceHealthIT

> Schenectady, NY-based MVP Health Care has partnered with a local IPA to roll out RelayHealth's webVisit technology platform, used for conducting online visits with patients. FierceHealthFinance

> Courtesy of an incubation project at MIT, smartphones are finding a niche among health workers in remote corners of the globe. Students enrolled in a course called NextLab have come up with about two dozen projects, and three have turned into businesses. FierceMobileHealthcare

And Finally... Usually I say "pictures or it didn't happen." In this case, I'll take their word for it. Article

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