Health exchange set to launch in Kansas; AHIMA creates health information job roadmap;

> Wichita's two major hospital systems, Via Christi Health and Wesley Medical Center, are set to begin exchanging data on a network that will include patients' medical history, lab results and medications. Data should begin filtering into the system within a week or two, says Laura McCrary, executive director of the statewide exchange, the Kansas Health Information Network. Article

> The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has created a visual and interactive health information management career map of the HIM job titles and roles that "compose the scope of the field and the promotional and transitional career paths associated with them," according to AHIMA. Announcement

> National LambdaRail, a research communications network, has partnered with AT&T to create high-speed networking systems for research hospitals and other health sciences institutions. Statement

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