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> Despite the health IT boom, transaction giant NDCHealth reports somewhat disappointing results for the year. Release

> HIT: HHS officials take a dose of their own medicine as the agency announces plans to consolidate and update some IT systems. Story

> Eight states currently require hospitals to report hospital-acquired infections. runs down the approaches selected by different states. Story

>  Some health officials are concerned that too much attention is going to the HN51 virus and not enough to other influenza strains. Story

> Washington, DC, officials are criticized for not taking the city's HIV/AIDS problem -- one of the most serious in the nation -- seriously enough. Story

> PBM: The Chicago Tribune has more on the agreement by some smaller PBMs to pass on rebates from drug manufacturers and provide more details on drug pricing to clients. Story

> The Wall Street Journal looks at the steps Boston Medical Center took to eliminate traffic jams in the OR. Story (sub. req.)

> MD Anderson Cancer Center is featured in a CNN Presents special this weekend. Story

> An argument that specialty hospitals are an economic reality and that the moratorium on new facilities should be abandoned. Op-Ed

> In Los Angeles, a deal has been struck to keep Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation hospital open for now. Story

> Yet more evidence that insured families are struggling with medical debt. Story

> For some curious reason, Baby Boomers are showing increasing interest in companies researching life extension technologies. And that's not all good. Story

And Finally... First sign of an epidemic? A South Korean gamer dies of cardiac arrest after a marathon 50-hour Starcraft session. Story