CHIME elects 3 new board members; Health IT M&A up so far in 2012;

> The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives this week announced the election of three new members--Pamela Arora, Charles Christian and George McCulloch--to its Board of Trustees. Arora serves as CIO at Children's Medical Center Dallas, Christian is the CIO at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., and McCulloch serves as CIO at Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Announcement

> Merger and acquisition activity for the healthcare/pharma information and technology industry is up 19 percent for 2012 when compared with the first three quarter of 2011, according to new analysis from mid-market investment bank Berkery Noyes. One of the main reasons for the uptick, according to Managing Director Jonathan Kreiger: legislative incentives. Announcement

> Scientists from the Scripps Research Institute's Jupiter, Fla. campus have developed new technology for screening millions of combinations of interactions between RNA and small molecules that can be used to more efficiently create drugs. The technology, according to an announcement, also will be used in a computer program that can aid in human disease research. Announcement

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