Ex-GE Healthcare Systems head is new Medtronic CEO; Why the cloud is dead for healthcare;

> The Continua Health Alliance, comprised of 240 healthcare and technology companies worldwide, publicly released its 2010 Design Guidelines this past week. The guidelines--and the alliance--aim to help consumers better connect with providers, as well as to "better manage" their own care. Announcement

> Informatics Corporation of America CEO Gary Zegiestowsky is the newest member of the Texas e-Health Alliance's board of directors. Press release

> Ishrak, who formerly served as president and CEO of GE Healthcare Systems, last week was named chairman and CEO of global medical technology company Medtronic. Brief

> Writing for The Health Care Blog, Dave deBronkart--aka, e-Patient Dave--discusses why cloud computing in healthcare is "dead," and uses recent cloud failures by Amazon and Google to make his case. Post

And Finally... Interesting measures for cutting down on childhood obesity. Article