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Sepsis mortality rate on the rise

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 25, 2017

A new JAMA study that analyzed clinical data of 2.9 million patients found the number of sepsis deaths grew from 2009 to 2014 despite old findings that showed mortality was decreasing.

Revised GOP repeal bill has everyone racing to figure out its impact

Revised GOP repeal bill has everyone racing to figure out its impact

By Harris Meyer  |  September 25, 2017

Healthcare industry analysts scrambled to determine how a revised Senate GOP healthcare bill released Monday morning would distribute federal funding among the states and loosen protections for Americans with pre-existing medical conditions.

Change Healthcare will enable blockchain transactions

Change Healthcare will enable blockchain transactions

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  September 25, 2017

The revenue cycle and analytics company, which merged with McKesson's technology business in March, will bring blockchain to its administrative and financial network by the end of the year.

Lefkofsky's Tempus raises $70 million

Lefkofsky's Tempus raises $70 million

By John Pletz  |  September 25, 2017

Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky's cancer-data company, is getting a $70 million boost from some familiar partners: New Enterprise Associates and Revolution Growth. The two Washington, D.C.-area venture funds led a new round of financing that brings the total outside investments in Tempus to $130 million.

Virtual reality brings doc training to life

Virtual reality brings doc training to life

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  September 25, 2017

Research from the World Health Organization, ECRI Institute and others have shown that as medical devices become more complex, users frequently lack sufficient training. In traditional approaches, manufacturer representatives or surgeons who already know how to use the device give new users a...

News from other sources

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 25, 2017

Pharmaceutical plants struggle in Puerto Rico, drones deliver lab samples to Swiss hospitals, and public health workers want a mosquito emoji.

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