Florida docs inch closer to launching HIE; CAE, Elsevier combine on electronic nursing education tool;

> Physicians in Sarasota, Fla., are close to setting up a health information exchange, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports. The doctors, using the Sarasota Memorial Hospital patient database as a starting point, have been working for two years on the effort, but won't launch until they have 100 physicians on board; currently they have roughly three-fourths of that. Article

> Beijing-based genomics organization BGI and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia jointly initiated the 1,000 Rare Diseases Project this week in an attempt to find genetic variants that appear in rare diseases, BGI announced this week. BGI and CHOP will use next-generation sequencing technology in their analysis of DNA samples. Announcement

> Medical simulation company CAE Healthcare and medical information products and services vendor Elsevier are creating a new electronic nursing education solution that will be available next month, the companies announced this week. The solution is being demonstrated this week at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference in San Antonio. Announcement

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