Multipurpose medical catheter could monitor heart functions during surgery; McKesson offers free software to docs who treat poor;

> A multipurpose medical catheter created by researchers at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering could serve both as a monitor for heart functions and a tool to correct heart tissue during surgery, the school recently announced. The research was published Nov. 12 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Announcement

> Juno Beach, Fla.-based Document Storage Systems, Inc. will provide technical support for the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs Integrated Electronic Health Record project, it announced last week. DSS won a subcontract to integrate disparate DoD and VA data onto a single architecture system. Announcement

> Electronic health records vendor McKesson Corp. plans to give 100 physicians who provide charity care in 10 cities a 26-month license of its Practice Choice practice management/EHR software at no cost, Health Data Management reports. The software usually costs physicians $399 per month. Post

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