Funding for med devices industry is flat; Americans OK with robot care;

> Investigative journalism news site ProPublica this week launched an online tool--Nursing Home Inspect--that enablesallows users to comb through the details of nursing home inspections compiled since January 2011. To date, 118,000 deficiencies cited against more than 14,500 homes have been culled from the reports, according to ProPublica. Article

> Funding for the medical devices industry--and in Life Sciences as a whole--continues to shrink, according to a new report from PwC. Overall, funding in the second quarter of 2012 decreased 39 percent in dollars and 22 percent in number of deals compared with the same time period last year. Announcement

> Robot care, as long as it means lower costs, is fine by younger American patients, according to a new survey by, Healthcare IT News reports. The survey, which consisted of more than 1,700 Americans between the ages of 18 and 30, found that a whopping 98 percent of respondents had no qualms with robot care, as long as it meant lower co-pays and health insurance costs. Article

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