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Playing catch-up in hospital innovation
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Earlier this year, the White House made a bold bid against cancer, announcing a new, nationwide “Moonshot” initiative to do away with the disease — once and for all. Mark Zuckerberg also made headlines recently by promising to bankroll research efforts.

Billions of dollars in increased funding and more brainstorming toward a cure is a very good thing. With the costs of cancer care hovering around $157 billion a year, heart disease/stroke at $315.4 billion and the human toll of both at 1.2 million per year, these unrelenting illnesses need the most attention.

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