ALSO NOTED: WI hospitals face low profits; CA HMOs offer high-deductible plans; and much more...

> A new survey suggests that when taken as a whole--rather than hospital by hospital--Wisconsin health systems aren't that profitable. Article

> California's HMOs have begun offering CDHPs, which have mostly been a PPO product in the past. Article

> Baltimore-area hospitals are have kicked off aggressive efforts to avoid hospital-acquired infections, driven in part by the state's hospital infection reporting requirements. Report

> A new survey suggests that patient safety is the top reason providers invest in IT. Report

> The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center came under fire last week when it admitted that patient-identifiable data had been posted on its website. Report

> Several state Medicaid programs have begun working together to collaborate on EMR development efforts. Report

> Hospitals have begun to rely on discharge management software to improve both clinical care and staff workflow. Report

And Finally... Getting staff members to change even one simple behavior can be really tough: Just ask this hospital CEO. Blog