EMR market expected to increase growth; Smart Card Alliance lobbies ONC for multi-factor authentication for Meaningful Use;

> While the sales growth in electronic medical record (EMR) systems has been slower than anticipated due to confusion over vendor qualifications and federal guidelines, the EMR market did grow in 2010 and it should see much better years ahead, according to a report from Kalorama Information. FierceEMR

> The Smart Card Alliance, which works to promote smart card use at healthcare organizations throughout the U.S., recently lobbied for multi-factor authentication requirements to be incorporated into Meaningful Use Stage 2. Press release

> A UK-based doctor, based on a photo viewed over Facebook and accompany symptoms described, correctly diagnosed a 4-year-old boy with leukemia, according to a post on Bluhalo. Post

> A Scottish hospital is opening a new virtual clinic to tackle the ticklish world of neuropsychology via telehealth. The program links the National Health Service (NHS) Greater Glasgow and Clyde's Institute of Neuroscience with clinics in Stornoway and Uist on the country's remote Western Isles. Patients can go to their local clinic, and receive a psychological evaluation and consult via video conference, as well as treatment recommendations from providers, Institute officials say. FierceMobileHealthcare

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