ALSO NOTED: ACOP develops IT for "medical homes"; Harris gets NHIN gateway contract; and much more...

> The American College of Physicians has gotten a $50,000 grant that it plans to use to develop physician IT tools in order to support the development of the "medical home" model. Article

> Development of the Nationwide Health Information Network is proceeding along, with HHS now choosing Harris Corp. to develop an open-source "gateway" for the  project. The gateway will help varied NHIN stakeholders, such as federal healthcare agencies and providers, to share patient information. Article

> Here's an approach that's likely to become more common. Perlegen Sciences, a company focused on clinical applications of genetic research, plans to work with an EMR vendor to find genetic markers for a response, particularly to treatments. Article

> Trend: Patients and caregivers increasingly are using drug tracking technology and sites to improve their medication compliance. Article

And Finally...  Mobile pharmacies linked up to a satellite-based dispensing system--now that's just a cool way to hand out meds. Article