ALSO NOTED: Albany hospitals and groups fight for MDs; Schwarzenegger issues HIT mandate; and much more...

> In Albany, hospitals and medical groups are fighting for the same physicians. Article

> Jumping on board an initiative kicked off by HHS secretary Michael Leavitt, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed an order pushing healthcare providers to adopt more health information technology and make pricing and quality information more readily available. Report

> Health organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have boosted profitability across the board, showing the best year of the decade. Article

> Emerging health information group CalRHIO, which is in the process of building a $300M statewide information network, is moving on to the next stage in its development process and selecting two vendors which will be tasked with doing the build-out. Report

> Another doctor-ratings site has hit the Web, this one including rankings on how timely the doctor was and how long the patient spent on the office. Tempus fugit! Article

And Finally... Not just any hospital can be the official hospital of the Sox. Blog