Healthcare spending growth slows; White House to target 'pay for delay' pharma deals;

> CMS is projecting that the growth in national healthcare spending will slow in 2009, but will nonetheless continue to grow faster than the economy given the current recession. Article

> The head of the Federal Trade Commission is predicting that the Obama Administration will try to put a stop to pharmaceutical "pay for delay" deals, under which pharmas pay generics makers to delay bringing them to market. FiercePharma

> A group of 23 California emergency departments have come together to share clinical information over a common network. The new network will launch this summer. FierceHealthIT

> A new federal pilot designed to help doctors choose, set up and pay for electronic medical records seems to be a major success. FierceHealthIT

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