Attendance at HIMSS12 shatters previous record; Allscripts, FDA part of coalition to improve drug safety;

> Attendance at this year's HIMSS conference set a record with a reported 37,032 attendees. Last year's HIMSS conference in Orlando held the previous record with 31,500 attendees. Announcement

> A coalition to improve drug safety and medication adherence by "integrating drug services for prescribers and their patients" into electronic health record platforms was announced at the conference. The coalition includes Allscripts Health Solutions, the Food and Drug Administration, and The Doctors Company, a professional liability carrier. Announcement

> A Chilmark Research study unveiled at the conference offers implementation recommendations for improving information sharing across medical settings. According to the study, physicians say they believe that open-access image-sharing technology can improve patient outcomes. Announcement

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