ALSO NOTED: Brooklyn HIE to begin operations; Mass. e-prescribing up in 2007; and much more...

> The Brooklyn Health Information Exchange has begun developing an enterprise master person index in preparation for beginning operations this summer. Article

> E-prescribing seems to be growing in Massachusetts. Participants in a payer-sponsored e-prescribing network there sent 8.4 percent more prescriptions in 2007 than 2006. Article

> Foundations have agreed to provide almost $1 million to set up an EMR and billing system in at least 13 school-based health centers in greater New Orleans. Article

> Case study: A Las Vegas medical group has rolled out a portal which allows patients to perform key functions such as making appointments, refilling prescriptions and viewing their electronic medical records. Article

> Wyoming's health data organization has set up a Web site to help educate providers about RHIOs and help them come to terms with privacy and security concerns. Article

And Finally... Putting doctors in key health IT positions sounds good, but making it work is harder than it sounds. Article