News briefs: HP recalls batteries reported to overheat

HP recalls batteries reported to overheat

Hewlett-Packard Co. is recalling 15,700 notebook batteries following reports that they have overheated, causing minor property damage and, in one instance, a minor burn injury. The batteries were manufactured in China during early January 2005 and have a bar-code label that starts with "L3." The batteries were used in several HP notebook models, including the HP Pavilion, HP Compaq and Compaq Presario lines.

Hyperion buys maker of data-quality tools

Hyperion Solutions Corp. has agreed to acquire UpStream Software Corp., a provider of financial data-quality technology. Hyperion plans to offer UpStream's tools as part of its business performance management suite. The tools can help ensure that data required for compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other regulations is accurate. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in two weeks, were not disclosed.

Federal e-health leader resigns post

President Bush's point man for health IT has resigned. David Brailer had led the effort to build a national medical records infrastructure since his appointment to the post of national coordinator for health information technology in May 2004. The project aimed to convince U.S. health organizations to shift from paper-based to electronic medical records. No replacement was named.