ONC's Community College Consortia to graduate more than 2,200 in April alone; CIOs don't expect to qualify early for EHR funds;

> The Office of the National Coordinator's Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals program will graduate 2,280 workers this month, reports Health Data Management. The consortia is expected to graduate 7,000 by the end of 2011, and more than 10,000 annually by 2012. Article

> Hospital chief information officers (CIOs) appear to be optimistic about eventually qualifying for electronic health records (EHRs) stimulus money. However, many of those CIOs do not anticipate qualifying for those incentives any time soon, according to the third and latest survey from the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME). FierceEMR

> A study published in a recent issue of the journal Radiology finds that the use of CT scans on children visiting the emergency room has increased fivefold, reports AuntMinnie. Article (reg. required)

> The Department of Veterans Affairs this week awarded contracts to six IT vendors to run its massive (and growing) telehealth program for the next five years. The winners: Authentidate, American Telecare, Cardiocom, HealthHero Network, Visual Telecommunication Network/ViTelCare, and Viterion TeleHealthcare. FierceMobileHealthcare

And Finally... They should just print another set touting Wynn or MGM Grand and call it their Las Vegas collection. Article

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