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> The Bush administration says it will veto a budget bill if Congress goes through with cuts that would impact funding for managed care providers. Article

> A pilot program at Lakeland Regional Medical Center gives doctors wireless PDA access to patient records. Article

> Could blogs be the next big thing in nursing? Article

> Cigna said its third-quarter profit is down 16 percent. Article

> HIT: IDX announced a "purported" shareholder suit seeking to block its merger with GE Healthcare. Release

> IDX also released Flowcast Business Advantage, a new revenue cycle management system for physician practices. Release

> An RFID experiment at the Memorial Healthcare System in Florida appears to be paying off. Article

> Medical University of South Carolina announced a $19.1 million deal that will see it deploy McKesson's Horizon Clinical suite of healthcare tools. Release

> Commentary: Congress must provide funding for electronic health records. Op-Ed

> Hospitals in Pennsylvania are increasingly suing patients to recoup their costs. Article

> BCBS of North Carolina and Duke University are teaming up on a new initiative to improve treatment for heart attack patients. Article

> Even two months after Hurricane Katrina, many patients from the affected areas in the Gulf Coast are still without their medical records. Article

And Finally... A New Jersey pediatrician is in critical condition after a Ford Explorer drove through the window of his street-front office. Article