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> Iowa Methodist Medical Center settled a lawsuit involving a former patient who says a surgeon used a Medtronic pacemaker because administrators wanted to win a $1 million payment from the company. Report

> A media frenzy is shaping up after a pair of anesthesiologists scheduled to participate in an execution in California refused to participate, saying they could not do so in clear conscience. Article

> Chutes & Ladders: In a surprise announcement, University of Chicago Hospitals CEO Michael Riordan said he is resigning. Report

> Under new rules, TennCare recipients will face limits on the number of visits to the ER they make. Critics say the change is unfair, but some hospital administrators support it. Report

> A BusinessWeek poll finds that 32.9 percent of small business owners plan to respond to rising healthcare costs by "dropping healthcare coverage." Article

> Diabetes expert Dr. Pat Stabler blogs on the under-appreciated link between childhood abuse and adult health. Blog

> There is more media attention on the security risks associated with iPods. Now experts warn data theft is a real possibility when devices are connected to private networks. Report

> Neil Versel writes that Michigan's Trinity Health is creating a data repository that will be the third largest in the nation, trailing only the Veteran's Administration and Kaiser Permanente. He talks with Dr. Narendra Kini about the project. Podcast

> From the hospital CEO who gave up his $50,000 pay raise to cover nurse training to the CEO at a Virgina hospital who faced tough questions about his "personally demeaning" management style, Hospital Impact looks at how hospital CEOs are doing. Blog

> AllScripts said it has inked its largest contract ever, signing the Philadelphia area Jefferson University Physician's Group to a EMR deal worth $5.5 million. Release

> Sutter Health will use Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer infrastructure to manage unstructured data, including text, speech and video from multiple repositories. Report

> University Hospitals Health System in Ohio said it has received a $1 million grant from CMS to study the clinical impact of ePrescribing at its physician group practices. Release

> The WorldVista Foundation said it is working with CodeWeavers to create a Linux version of the popular Vista EMR system. Release

>The Canadian Medical Association fired the top editorial staff of its peer-reviewed journal in a dispute over the publication's direction. Article

And Finally... How not to respond to a job offer in the e-mail age. Report