ALSO NOTED: Chutes & Ladders: Chopra named Virginia tech czar;Interstudy profiles Minneapolis market; and much more...

> Chutes & Ladders: Virginia has named the Advisory Board's Aneesh Chopra as the state's new technology czar. Article

> Interstudy reports that the Minneapolis market remains a breed apart, with six integrated systems accounting for 82 percent of admissions. Release

> Perot Systems said it has signed a deal that will see it implement and manage the AllScripts EHR at physician group practices in the Howard University network. Release

> Veterans in San Diego county are scheduled to get online access to their health records next year. Article

And Finally... In Japan, a medical fee cut by the government won't impact the deficit. Article