Mississippi VA hospital upgrading its Wi-Fi; DrFirst forms task force to help New York providers meet state's e-prescribing law requirements;

> G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson Miss., last week announced its plan for installing Wi-Fi at the 163-bed facility, according to Nextgov. The announcement follows plans unveiled earlier this year to upgrade Wi-Fi at 111 VA hospitals. Article

> Rockville, Md.-based e-prescribing vendor DrFirst will form an e-prescribing task force to help New York-based providers meet the requirements of the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act (I-STOP), the company announced this week. Announcement

> In its recent comments to National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari regarding governance of the Nationwide Health Information Network, the American Academy of Family Physicians said that Direct Project protocols for secure messaging would represent a "major breakthrough for the interoperability of health data exchange," Health Data Management reports. Article

And Finally… And he's only had to replace the engine 100,00 times. Article

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