Use of Twitter to search for cardiac arrest info grows; ONC to develop tools to reduce negative impact of health IT adoption for providers;

> A new study published in the journal Resuscitation finds that more and more, people are using Twitter to send and receive information on cardiac arrest and CPR, Reuters reports. The study's authors initially looked at more than 62,000 tweets between April and May 2011, eventually finding that more than 15,000 messages carried information specifically about cardiac arrest and CPR. Article

> At the Health Information Integrity Summit held earlier this month in Chicago, Kathy Kenyon, a senior policy analyst with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, talked about federal efforts to create tools to reduce the negative effects of health IT adoption for providers, Bloomberg BNA reports. Some of those tools, according to Kenyon, include checklists and best practice guides. Article

> NextGen Healthcare Information Systems will link to Surescripts' clinical health information exchange, Health Data Management reports. Epic and GE Healthcare recently announced that they, too, will be linking to the Surescripts network, which supports Direct Project protocols for secure messaging. Post

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