AHIMA offers new toolkits to help maintain EHR accuracy; Technology to help Kaiser reduce its carbon footprint;

> The American Health Information Management Association now is offering two new toolkits on its website--the Copy Functionality Toolkit eBook and the Transcription Toolkit eBook--geared toward helping health information managers maintain accurate health records, the organization said today. Announcement

> Former Medtronic CEO Bill Hawkins will serve as the chairman of a new Minnesota-based public-private partnership attempting to bring a regulatory sciences center for medical technology to the state, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. Article

> Use of cogeneration technology to generate onsite power at several medical centers is one way Kaiser Permanente plans to reduce its carbon footprint, the healthcare provider announced this week. Kaiser pledged to reduce its overall carbon footprint by 30 percent by 2020, compared to its 2008 levels. Announcement

> Extend Health, operator of the largest private Medicare exchange in the U.S., this week was awarded a patent for its automatic call distributor technology, according to company officials. Announcement

And Finally... Who knew tap water could taste so good? Article

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