And then there were 2: Drummond Group Plans to Certify Electronic Health Records

I saw this on PRweb today: Drummond Group Inc. announced today that it will submit to become a certifying body upon the release of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) requirements for certifying bodies for Electronic Health Records (EHR). Drummond Group has been approached recently by numerous EHR software and services companies that need to be certified. This may be good news for the EMR/EHR industry — a second certifying body (CCHIT was the first) has been at least announced. ...

DeepDyve: Like iTunes for Scientific and Medical Papers & Research

John Biggs at TechCrunch says DeepDyve is like iTunes for Scientific and Papers. The DeepDyve site, launched today, offers full-text search of scientific articles along with 99 cent downloads and a subscription service that allows you to read as many papers as you’d like. Articles cost 99 cents for 24 hours and an unlimited plan for $19.99 a month. A $9.99 plan allows you to access 20 articles per month for up to seven days each. ...

GE wants to fund your healthcare technology idea

General Electric (GE) unveiled its $250 million GE Healthymagination Fund which was created to make investments in promising healthcare technology companies. If you’ve got some good ideas and think you can get the concepts to market, start your business plan and get in line for the money. Like most VCs, they will probably be very conservative and take time to make a decision so don’t go after their money if you can find non-VC funding. ...

Is EMR Adoption on the Rise? Or is the market frozen until next year?

I got a note from the nice folks at Software Advice reminding us that this Friday marks the close of the first reporting period for Recovery Act funds. Any grants or loans awarded between February 17th (the signing of the bill) and September 30th will be reported in the survey (and subsequently show up at www.recovery.gov). We are all especially eager in the healthcare community to see the results of reporting to find out if the Stimulus Bill has had any impact on EMR adoption rates. ...