ALSO NOTED: UHP Healthcare sold to Care 1st;Report argues CDHPs could double; and much more...

> Watts Health Foundation has decided to sell its bankrupt UHP Healthcare HMO for $30 million to Care 1st Health Plan, an Alhambra-based HMO, for $30 million. The plan's 80,000 members would keep their coverage and should see little change. Article

> Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital is introducing promising new telemedicine program from Clarity systems that allows doctors to examine premature infants at risk of blindness. Article

> The number of consumer-directed health plans (CDHP) has the potential to double by 2007, and an increasing number of plan sponsors are leveraging pharmacy benefit and decision-support tools to drive consumerism, according to CDH experts with Medco Health Solutions Article

> The New York Times follows up on Monday's story about the employers group that is trying to convince Medicare to release claims data with an editorial arguing that the administration should practice what it preaches on transparency. Article

> New 3D imaging technology may quickly transform dentistry, doing away with the centuries-old process of creating casts and molds. Brontes Technologies, a Massachusetts start-up behind the technique, predicts a monster market. Article (WSJ sub. req.)

> PatientKeeper has signed a deal with South Florida's Memorial Healthcare. Article

And Finally... Jack Mason, who runs IBM's HealthNex blog, is helping to organize a group effort to develop the Clinical Informatics Wiki next week. Article