Google spending big on lobbying; Bill would expand use of telemedicine;

> If you had any doubt that Google is taking its position in healthcare seriously, just consider the $880,000 it's already spent on lobbying activities during the first quarter of this year. FierceHealthIT

> A new federal bill is under consideration that would help expand telemedicine use by expanding Medicare reimbursement for such activities--as well as paying doctors monitor patients remotely. FierceHealthIT

> If you're a laid-off pharma professional stuck in a harsh economy, what do you do? Well, this website offers one option. FiercePharma

> Looking for new ideas on how to cut costs within your hospital? Then consider these eight points from hospital CEO Joe Wasserman. Hospital Impact

And Finally... I don't know about this one--after all, the horse wasn't drunk. Article