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Results of Health IT Research Review Positive Overall, but Some Topics Need More Focus

An ONC EHR literature review finds that the number of EHR-related studies is increasing about 25 percent each year, most of them focused on clinical decision support and CPOE. Other important EHR functions, such as e-prescribing and interoperability, were the subject of fewer studies.

VMware to buy mobile security firm AirWatch for $1.54 billion

VMware announces plans to acquire mobile security company AirWatch for $1.54 billion, allowing VMware to offer PC-level security solutions for smartphones and tablets used by employees.

Government health data sharing may break EU law

In England, a plan to collect health information on all citizens, store it in a centralized database, and share it with care providers across the nation may hit a roadblock as the European Union drafts a data protection law that requires citizens to opt in for data sharing.

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