Tenet accelerates Cerner implementation; Heart disease rates in blacks could be due to low vitamin D levels;

> Thanks to a new agreement with EHR vendor Cerner, Tenet Healthcare will accelerate the rollout of health IT at 47 of its 49 hospitals in hopes of capturing federal stimulus funding as soon as possible. FierceEMR

> Researchers have found that low levels of vitamin D in a "substantial portion of the black population" could be the reason that blacks experience heart disease at a higher rate than whites. Article

> A country doctor and the small, community-owned hospital he serves have agreed to pay the federal government more than $846,000 to settle allegations that they needlessly admitted Medicare patients and kept them longer than necessary between 1998 and 2004, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Jan. 4. FierceHealthFinance

And Finally... I guess when you're suffering from cabin fever, anything's possible. Article