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Healthcare news this week …

Sepsis mortality rate on the rise

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.

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.

Virtual reality brings doc training to life

Virtual reality brings doc training to life

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 couple hours of training, and then leave them on their own.

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.

Data Points: Social Responsibility

Data Points: Social Responsibility

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 23, 2017

Driven by new care and payment models, a growing number of healthcare organizations are starting to take a hard look at how they can influence factors outside the delivery system—social determinants—to impact community health.

Editorial: Showing empathy, building healthcare leaders

Editorial: Showing empathy, building healthcare leaders

September 23, 2017

As patient satisfaction and well-being become more intimately tied to the performance of healthcare organizations, leaders would be smart to listen to employees and become personally invested in their advancement.

Modern Healthcare's No.1 fan, Paul Keckley

Modern Healthcare's No.1 fan, Paul Keckley

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 23, 2017

Modern Healthcare may have found our No. 1 fan—Paul Keckley, industry consultant and managing editor of the Keckley Report. He's squirreled away a copy of every issue of Modern Healthcare dating back to the late '70s, he estimated.


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