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

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> 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

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> 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