Proprietary EMRs could 'screw up' health reform; Google's Chrome OS may heat up PHR competition with Microsoft;

> Washington Monthly, an influential magazine among left-leaning, inside-the-Beltway types, offers a bombshell of an indictment of major EMR vendors in its July cover story, provocatively titled, "Code Red -- How software companies could screw up Obama's health care reform." FierceEMR

> While nobody expects the Chrome OS to eat Microsoft's lunch, it does represent a shift toward computing "in the cloud" rather than being tied to the desktop. This shift can do nothing but good for Google's race to capture healthcare mindshare. FierceHealthIT

> Poor Avandia. The GlaxoSmithKline drug failed an Alzheimer's disease trial, dashing the company's hopes of a new indication and up to $300 million in additional sales. FiercePharma

And Finally... Too bad you can't use a broom to chase away a drunken and disorderly human. Article