ALSO NOTED: Hospital to become medical education center; GAO questions drug budgets; and much more...

> The building that houses the Children's Hospital of Austin will be a place for medical education when the hospital moves in June. Report

> The GAO has issued a new report that questions the returns the drug development industry is getting from its growing budget for R&D. Report

> A new RHIO is being kicked off to serve the 1.4 million residents of the Bronx. Report

> Over the next 18 months, researchers will conduct an ambitious effort aimed at helping consumers use IT to manage their health. Report

And Finally... Healthcare M&As are on fire: There have been $237.6 billion worth of healthcare deals this year--$43 billion more than in all of 2005. Report