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> New research suggests that computerized physician order entry may improve processes in intensive care units. Article

> Thousands of employees at Intermountain Healthcare were found to have been at risk for identity theft from data left inadvertently on a laptop. Article

> A health IT standards group backed by HHS issues recommendations on how to harmonize patient records with EMRs and EMRs with laboratory data. Release

> IT adoption among U.S. primary care doctors lags well behind adoption in other countries. Article

> Meet the "virtual healthcare assistant," designed to offer personalized wellness information to individual patients. Release

> CACI International has snagged a $25 million contract to provide medical logistics support for the U.S. Air Force. Release

> The Tennessee chapter of HIMSS has received a $72,000 grant to perform a statewide healthcare IT readiness assessment. The assessment is the next step in creating a planned state-wide health information network Article

And Finally… A wireless "brain chip" capable of reconnecting damaged neural circuits could hold new hope for patients with neurological injuries. Article