ALSO NOTED: VT plans statewide RHIO; MA Medical Society promotes EMR use; and much more...

> The state of Vermont plans to announce a statewide RHIO effort. Article

> The incoming head of the Massachusetts Medical Society says he wants to boost use of e-prescribing and EMRs within its members' practices. Right now, less than 25 percent of the Society's members have implemented EMRs. Article

> It's "trivergence"--the convergence of data, devices and software-based controls in a networked environment. How will it affect the healthcare business? Blog

> Some industry observers believe that with a new Democratic majority in the U.S. Congress, it will be easier to pass a palatable health IT bill. Article

> As one physician notes, hospitals may give away all of the EMR software they like, but if you're an outpatient provider you may still be out of luck. Blog

> Are you an MS shop with integration issues? Check out the Microsoft Connected Health Framework, one blogger says. Blog

And Finally… Why do many EMR installations perform badly? Here are the four major fall guys that usually take the heat. Blog