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  1. Transparency pays: Hospitals score poorly in last state required to disclose safety
    Learn more about the report just released by the  Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit healthcare quality watchdog organization, giving 15 U.S. hospitals failing safety grades. The report, which includes data for all 50 states for the first time, reveals strides made by organizations quick to embrace transparency as well as collaborate regarding patient safety. USA Today
  2. Machine learning helps Mass General predict cancerous breast lesions
    A team of researchers in Massachusetts has developed a new tool with the potential to reduce unnecessary breast cancer surgeries by one-third. Access their study, published online in the journal Radiology, here. HealthData Management