Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to launch telemedicine pilot thanks to $100K grant; California REC enrollment reaches 1,000;

> A 3-D navigational imaging system for surgeons, real-time location systems for tracking medical equipment and specialized pediatric operating rooms are just a few of the benefits touted by Johns Hopkins Hospital's new facility, set to open this May. Announcement

> Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will launch a telemedicine pilot program to test "the applicability of consultation services in the community hospital setting" for the neonatal intensive care unit and the emergency department--among other areas--thanks in part to a $100,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation. Announcement

> One-thousand primary care physicians now are enrolled in California's CalOptima Regional Extension Center to help ease the process of implementing electronic health records, COREC announced this week. Article

> Public use files and survey documentation from the 2010 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Hospital Discharge Survey now are available on the CDC's website. Documents

And Finally... Facebook as an electronic health record? You'd better believe it. Article

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