Providers will attest to meaningful use via CMS registration system; Swine flu outbreak: One year later;

> If nothing else, it should at least be easy to register to receive federal incentive payments for meaningful use of EMRs. CMS has awarded a $1.6 million contract to CGI Federal, a Fairfax, Va.-based unit of Montreal-based technology consulting firm CGI Group, to revise the existing Provider Enrollment Chain Ownership System (PECOS) so physicians and hospitals can attest to meeting the requirements for meaningful use that will qualify them for Medicare bonuses. PECOS currently manages and verifies enrollment of Medicare providers and vendors. FierceEMR

> Was the World Health Organization's response to the swine flu pandemic reasonable or over the top and tainted by commercial interests? Both USA Today and AFP take a look at the WHO's response to the swine flu pandemic a year after the discovery of the deadly virus. FierceVaccines

> Hospital executives who are struggling to determine which capital technology purchases to make should implement two techniques, according to the new whitepaper, "Spending Scarce Resources on the Wrong Capital Budget Requests: Not in My Hospital!," from the nonprofit ECRI Institute in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. FierceHealthFinance

And Finally... I wonder if any of the officers involved in this search ever uttered the phrase, "Something smells funny." Article