Digital healthcare could make hospitals obsolete; Heart surgery mortality rates in Pa. fall;

News From Around the Web

> Digital healthcare that features sensors in and around the body to enable real-time, mobile medicine specific to a patient could make hospitals obsolete in the future, according to a blog post in EE TimesBlog post

> Mortality rates in patients who had bypass surgery in Pennsylvania fell 20 percent over seven years, while mortality rates from heart valve surgery decreased by more than a third, the Associated Press reported via the Miami Herald. Article

> WomenCertified announced its list of America's Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics. Announcement

Health Finance News

> Despite ongoing reports of hospitals engaging in mass layoffs around the nation in anticipation of the January 2014 implementation of the Affordable Care Act, federal statistics tell a story of a sector that is continuing to grow. Article

> Massachusetts is one of the first states in the nation to pass a price transparency law for consumers, but a recent test drive of the legislation is far from consumer friendly, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> And Finally...Some guys have all the luck. Article

Suggested Articles

The profit margins and management of Community Health Group raise questions about oversight of managed care insurers.

Financial experts are warning practices about the pitfalls of promoting medical credit cards to their patients.

A proposed rule issued by HHS on Tuesday would expand short-term coverage, a move Seema Verma said will have "virtually no impact" on ACA premiums.