ALSO NOTED: AHIMA plans nursing home IT standards; Mass. HIE expanding; and much more...

> AHIMA has launched a new project intended to provide a model for using EMRs and other health IT platforms in nursing homes. Article

> A $50 million Massachusetts-based data sharing cooperative has moved into the next phase of expansion, asking patients to share the data from their electronic medical records with the network. Article

> The CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Maryland's largest health plan, talks about why he's building a secure EMR and setting up a pay-for-performance plan for physicians. Article

> Here's one blogger's argument as to why all EMRs should use open standards. Blog

And Finally...  At the University of Buffalo, they're not only recording neurosurgical procedures, they're broadcasting them all over the world. Article