Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday Tidbits

  • Long's Drug Stores Corp.'s Board of Directors has rebuffed Walgreen's $75 per share bid for its stock in favor of the original $71.50 per share bid from CVS Caremark. According to the Chicago Tribune, Walgreen's has not yet begun to fight. CVS Caremark is expect to raise its bid.
  • Healthcare IT News has an interesting article on family medical practice adoption of electronic medical records. "Forty-two percent of our [American Association of Family Physicians] members have already adopted EHRs, and another 11 percent are in the process of implementation," said [Jason Mitchell, MD, assistant director of the AAFP's Center for Health Information Technology.] "We're at the stage where members want to look at what types of EHR features are the best for family practice." That's good news.
  • Another Healthcare IT News article indicates that the kinks in electronic prescribing are still being worked out.

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