WHO releases new HIV guidelines; HHS launches new information system to help hospitals prepare for disasters;

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> The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus that causes AIDS should be treated immediately. Announcement

> One of the people sickened in a new outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York has died, The Wall Street Journal reports. Article

Health IT News

> A new information system set up by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will help healthcare stakeholders prepare for and manage impacts of disasters in the U.S. Article

 > The Palo Alto VA Healthcare System put patient health information at risk during a pilot program with an outside vendor meant to improve its IT capabilities, according to a report from the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Inspector General. Article

Health Payer News

 > During the third of three recent hearings on consolidation in the healthcare industry, representatives from the provider community made it clear they are not going to let the pending health insurer mergers go down without a fight. Article

And Finally… Just call him stretch. Article