ALSO NOTED: Privacy mix-up at Brigham and Women's; WaPo article questions ADA integrity; and much more...

> Someone at Brigham and Women's Hospital mistakenly faxed patient health records to a Boston investment bank, despite a series of attempts to inform the hospital that something was amiss. The information included the results of tests for sexually-transmitted diseases. Article

> An article in The Washington Post questions the loyalties of non-profit patient advocacy groups like the American Diabetes Association. Article

> One of our favorite bloggers, Tim Gee, has a nice post talking about the future of medical devices at the point of care. Blog

> A Kansas City physicians group survey of health plans ranks Coventry Healthcare as the worst in the "hassle factor." Article

> The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is lobbying Congress to exempt "privately-funded educational travel" from legislation that would impose new restrictions on lobbying. Release

> More evidence that healthcare IT can cut costs if done right: A study in the Journal of Healthcare Management is the latest to argue that hospitals can improve their bottom line and help control costs using IT. Article 

> Maryland's "Wal-Mart law" may actually not be as helpful as many had hoped, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Article

> A new program lets patients use the video capability on their iPods to download information about cardiovascular disease. Article

> In a speech yesterday, Rhode Island Gov. Don Carcieri proposed a $20 million bond to fund an EMR network in the state. A $100 million trust fund to help small business purchase healthcare for employees was also proposed. Article

And Finally... Seattle Children's Hospital says it has raised $200 million in its drive to win funds for improvements, uncompensated care and research. Release