ALSO NOTED: Health IT standards progressing; VCs and researchers teaming up to build biotech firms; and much more...

> It's looking like the health IT industry should make significant progress this year in establishing clinical data standards. FierceHealthIT
> VCs and researchers are increasingly teaming up to create biotech startups. FierceBioResearcher

> The nation's Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans are contending that health reform won't work without putting some kind of pay-for-performance scheme in place. FierceHealthFinance

> Officials in New Jersey are concerned that raising co-pays will prevent many Medicaid patients from accessing services. Article

And Finally...  In this part of the world, if you flirt with the ladies, you'll pay the price. Article

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