ALSO NOTED: AHA, JCAHO data mining dispute continues; Wis. creates electronic medical records board; and much more...

> The American Hospital Association continues to fight efforts by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) to resell hospital data gathered during the accreditation process. Release (pdf)

> Physicians who work closely with law firms pursuing medical malpractice and product liability suits are finding themselves under increasing scrutiny. Article

> Advocacy groups are celebrating victories in a campaign could give people with   HIV/AIDS the same rights to kidney and organ transplants as those without the disease. Article

> FDA hearings on DTC advertising continue in Washington as a panel of experts hear suggestions on ways in which the drug industry's ads could be regulated. Blog

> Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle created a state board to oversee issues involving electronic medical records initiatives. Article

> IDX VP Mike Raymer looks at five ways in which electronic medical records offer an excellent return on investment. Article

> Consumers Union has launched a Web site to track problems with the government's Medicare Part D benefit. Critics call the project an "attack site." Web site

> The California Medical Association released a report saying many physicians in the state are considering dropping workers' compensation cases. Article

And Finally... Deer crashes into Michigan hospital, stops at nurses station. Article