HP signs health infrastructure deal with Blue Shield; Halamka opines on the role of a CMIO;

> HP Enterprise Services signed a five-year deal to provide applications development and management services for Blue Shield of California's core administrative data and corporate systems, according to CBR. Article

> Many researchers are advocating to make the scientific and medical research process more open and accessible online, according to the New York Times. Article

> CMIOs will be "increasingly important" to hospitals as clinical IT requirements continue to expand, according to Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka. Posting on his Life As A Healthcare CIO blog, Halamka called selecting new applications "a daunting experience." "The CMIO can weigh the pros/cons, cost/benefits, and the overall integration into the enterprise portfolio during application selection," he added. Post

And Finally... Just kidding! You can all relax now. Article