Obama addresses nation, Congress on health reform; Joint Commission changes 'deemed status' policy;

> Tonight President Obama is making a televised speech on healthcare reform, one that he hopes will build consensus around some of the remaining issues at stake--and clear up "ridiculous falsehoods" cited at increasingly rancorous town meetings. Article

> The Joint Commission has set out a new method for giving accredited hospitals deemed status which matches up CMS Certification Numbers with the accreditation. Article

> More defrosting of the bond markets on the way? A Long Island health system has managed to complete the sale of the first installment of a $425 million fixed-rate bond issue. Article

> A teleradiology company offering what it calls "cloud radiology"--services delivered "in the cloud" or across multiple computers--has gotten a $12.5 million equity investment. Article

And Finally... Racking up parking tickets isn't much of a hobby, but hey, if you love doing something, go for it! Article

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