Weight loss among diabetics cuts hospital costs; Sepsis not on CO providers' radar;

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> A new study by clinicians at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center concluded that diabetic patients who were able to lose weight also cut their hospitalizations and related medical costs. Study abstract

> Bitter partisanship regarding Medicaid expansion in Virginia continues, as Republican lawmakers moved to kill a bill on the issue without even a formal vote on the matter, the Washington Post reported. Article

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> Chief compliance officers can help heavily regulated hospitals manage risk and regulatory landscape in an ever-changing healthcare industry, according to new PwC findings. Article

> About 3,000 Coloradans die of sepsis every year, but clinicians often do not pay enough attention to the onset of the condition, the Coloradan reported. Article

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> Sustainability is an important factor that must be considered when building health research and analytics data infrastructures. To that end, researchers from Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Ohio State University and AstraZeneca say that factors to take into consideration include assets, expansion, complexity and stakeholders.  Article

And Finally... Around the world in eight hospital meals. Article