ALSO NOTED: S&P to rate non-profit hospitals' IT investments; Pharmas winning legal battle over pre-emption; and much more...

> Ratings firm Standard & Poor's has announced that it plans to track not-for-profit hospitals' IT investments and factor them in significantly in how they rate the hospitals' financial health. FierceHealthFinance

> It looks like pharmaceutical companies may be winning one of their key arguments--that since they're regulated by the FDA, plaintiffs are pre-empted from suing in state courts. Let's see what the Supremes think. FiercePharma

> Think your electronic medical record system is just for patient care? Think again, say policy makers and researchers. FierceHealthIT

> Stem cell researchers who managed to engineer a human embryo are now facing criticism that their work is a big step toward designing babies. FierceBioResearcher

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