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> The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants your thoughts on how the use of a unique identifier system for medical devices may reduce medical errors, facilitate device recalls and improve medical device adverse event reporting. Site

> When a recent flood in Binghamton, New York forced Lourdes Hospital to shut down operations and evacuate patients to nearby healthcare facilities, their first call for assistance was to their Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution provider, Optio Software. Release

> Steven J. Fox, a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP and head of the firm's health care informatics initiative, has been engaged to serve as legal counsel to the Maryland/D.C. Collaborative for Healthcare Information Technology. Release

> If a patient with bird flu shows up in a U.S. hospital, how quickly will it be recognized? Article

> Dr. Lisa Stephens and her colleagues had been collaborating with local health care providers and businesses in Tampa on the development of a platform made to embed child health care information. Article

And Finally... Ted Kremer has been hired as an executive director of the Greater Rochester-RHIO. He'll oversee the coordinating and managing projects related to building the Greater Rochester-RHIO. Kremer has 21 years of experience in health information technology. He resides in Monroe County. Article