ALSO NOTED: Health systems failing worldwide; Schering CEO touts managed care scorecard; and much more...

> An IBM-backed study suggests that most of the world's health systems will begin to fall apart by the year 2015. Release

> In a speech to a cardiology group, Schering-Plough's CEO puts forth his own set of cost-busting criteria for a managed care scorecard. (Sure, it's health plan mismanagement, not drug prices, which is driving up healthcare costs). Release

> A Georgia workforce study has concluded that the state must invest in medical education if it hopes to reverse physician shortages. The state's physician supply currently ranks in the bottom half of U.S. states. Article

> An in-your-face anti-HIV campaign tells HIV positive people that smart behavior is the "cure" for the spread of the disease. Release 

> Hospitals worldwide can cut infection rates if doctors and nurses wash their hands after each patient encounter, according to the World Health Organization. Article

> Minority medical students are less satisfied with their personal lives and have less of a sense of accomplishment than their non-minority peers. Article

> HHS, IRS rules on EMR donations clash. Report

> Smaller physician practices are still behind in IT adoption. Report

> Pharmaceutical industry vendors are suing to get a New Hampshire law thrown out which they claim unconstitutionally restricts their use of physician-identifiable prescription information. Report

And Finally...
A physician consultant offers doctors her ten rules for entrepreneurial success. Blog