ALSO NOTED: Microsoft renames, upgrades health IT products; CT advocates fight for translation budget; and much more...

> Microsoft is renaming--and over time, upgrading--its healthcare IT products. FierceHealthIT

> Advocates for Medicaid patients in Connecticut are fighting to protect funding for the state's translation service, which helps make care more accessible to non-English speakers. Article

> Indiana doctors and hospitals will get a reduction in rates for the state's malpractice payout fund. Article

> Georgia Shriners Hospitals has agreed to offer free medical care to 500 working-class children whose treatment would otherwise be funded through the state health insurance plan. Article

And Finally... These days, being named "Obama" is a PR plus. Here's the story of how one Japanese town hopes to cash in. Article

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