Hospitals pay MDs to serve on IT committees; Grady asks other hosptials to stop sending uninsureds;

> Hoping to make sure that doctors have their heart in their work, hospitals have increasingly started paying them to serve on health IT planning committees. FierceHealthIT

> Atlanta's struggling Grady Memorial Hospital has issued a challenge to other hospitals in the city, encouraging them to stop sending all of its uninsured patients there. Article

> Philadelphia's health industry leaders are contending that the closure of the maternity unit at the city's Chestnut Hill Hospital won't harm the area's pregnant women, but some disagree and believe a new monitoring effort is needed to track expectant mothers. Article

> A new study suggests that weight loss surgery, including gastric bypass and gastric banding, can lower the risk of getting cancer by as much as 80 percent for some forms of the disease. Article

And Finally... All I can say is that I don't want to have this guy as a next-door neighbor; my house isn't blast-proof. Article