ALSO NOTED: Consumers like biometric security;Big urban hospitals faster to adopt HIT;and much more...

> A growing number of studies say that U.S. and U.K. consumers would prefer to see their EMRs secured by biometric technology. Article

> A new survey suggests that larger, urban hospitals are adopting cutting-edge health IT faster than smaller ones. Article

> An pharmacy systems vendor and a healthcare industry accrediting body have rolled out a certification for e-prescribing. Release

> According to new research, the PACS market for North America and Europe is growing at a very healthy 12 percent compound annual rate. Article

And Finally... Combining health data with genetic profiles could put a scare into consumers. Blog