ALSO NOTED: Seton Healthcare suffers data theft; WA state hospitalist practices merge; and much more...

> Austin's Seton Healthcare Network lost information on 7,800 of its patients when someone stole one of its laptops. Article

> Two Washington state hospitalist medical practices have agreed to merge and operate jointly under the name "Sound Inpatient Physicians." Release

> IT outsourcer Electronic Data Systems plans to spend $1.5 billion to $2 billion each year for a few years buying tech companies in the healthcare space (along with financial and government services companies). Article

> Disease management firm LifeMasters Supported SelfCare has signed a deal under which it will offer services to members of Blue plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Release

And Finally... Medical students may not have time to play video games--but in this case, maybe they should make an exception. Blog