ALSO NOTED: Aetna hospital cost site challenged; Group offers new health IT security standard; and much more...

> A new Aetna site comparing hospital costs is getting mixed reviews, with some suggesting that it's too elementary to offer much help on this complex topic. Article

> A group of big employers, IT vendors and providers have come together to create a security standard for sharing health information. FierceHealthIT

> Two foundations are coming together to launch a Web-based "virtual community" focused on prevention of hospital-acquired infections. Article

> The leading health insurance trade group is working with health standards group Health Level Seven to collaborate on standards for creating portable personal health records. FierceHealthIT

And Finally...  Thankfully, I've never needed a ride this badly. Article