IOM issues recommendations on protecting health workers from H1N1; Study says chronic-disease mgmt can indeed save money;

> The Institute of Medicine has issued new recommendations on how to protect healthcare workers from H1N1 flu, including the use of fit-tested N95 respirators. Article

> While the CBO contends that chronic disease management is actually a money-loser, a new study suggests that the CBO's estimates may understate possible long-term savings from such programs. FierceHealthFinance

> Has any hospital or health system been able to maintain their credit rating in the face of the nation's ongoing economic troubles?  Meet the nation's only AAA-rated facility. FierceHealthFinance

> While EMRs are definitely on the way, industry watchers are predicting that implementations will ramp up gradually, rather than surge ahead. FierceEMR

And Finally... Being an antique weapons restorer is fine. The problem is, this man was a bit too good at it. Article