U of Miami, Microsoft test remote monitoring for diabetics; Business associates not ready for HIPAA rules;

> The University of Miami has teamed with Microsoft to pilot-test a new approach to remotely monitoring diabetics, rolling out a new web portal in tandem with the effort. FierceHealthIT

> Experts are saying that business associates of healthcare providers--who must meet HIPAA regulations of their own by February 2010--aren't ready to do so. Worse, many providers aren't sure who all of their business associates are. Article

> A new GAO report concludes that the FDA isn't working hard enough to supervise Class II medical devices; this is a group that includes pacemakers and replacement heart valves. Article

> Pharma companies must be, well, annoyed. Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez seems to be arguing that patents aren't fair, dubbing them "barriers to medicine." FiercePharma

And Finally... Buckle your seat belt--pigs are on the loose! Article