Device lifts weight from obese patients during surgery; Harris Corp. will help VA transition to ICD-10;

> Bioengineering students at Rice University in Houston have developed a prototype device that can lift the weight from obese patients during surgery, making it easier to perform procedures. According to the school, the device "uses suction cups attached to a horizontal beam and tied in to a vacuum pump," which is used to lift a patient's abdomen. Announcement

> Harris Corp. will design a solution to transition the Department of Veterans Affairs from ICD-9 to ICD-10, after being awarded a $2 million contract. Announcement

> Perhaps feeling pressure from other payers who have jumped on the price transparency bandwagon, UnitedHealthcare is getting ready to launch its own such tool, myHealthcare Cost Estimator, for its Health4me app, MedCity News reports. Article

And Finally... Maybe he thought he was in a bank. Article


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