ALSO NOTED: States play important role in health IT; NJ physician cheats Medicare; and much more...

> In Los Angeles, many residents are concerned about the potential loss of King/Drew Medical Center. But an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times explains why everyone should be more than happy to see the hospital go. Op-Ed

> State governments are playing an increasingly important role in the adoption of electronic medical records. Article

> A Freehold, NJ physician has been indicted for scamming Medicare and several insurance companies out of $580,000. Report

> Medical centers that offer spa treatments are a growing trend among healthcare providers. Article

And Finally… A growing number of hospitals are banning video and photography during childbirth. Article