08 Aug 2018

MEDICAL GROUPS SEE PROGRESS IN CMS’s EHR APPROACH IN HOSPITAL RULE

Medical groups have applauded steps that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services took to ease administrative burden through a new rule on hospital payments, while still pressing the agency for further changes in its approach to electronic health records. On Aug. 2, the CMS unveiled the final version of

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07 Aug 2018

MICROSOFT IS DEVELOPING A GLASSES-BASED BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR

            Microsoft is developing new blood pressure monitoring technology called Glabella, which comes equipped on a pair of glasses that passively collects physiological data on the wearer, according to a research paper recently released by the company. The paper was written by Christian Holz, Microsoft Research in Redmond; and  Edward J.

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05 Aug 2018

FIBER OPTICS HAS PAID ITS DUES IN MEDICAL IMAGING

    By Michael Dargie It would be hard to overstate the seismic role fiber optics technology has played in enabling the Internet Age. After all, fused silica fiber bundles are the medium of choice for carrying signals, data, and information over today’s omnipresent telecommunications, cable, and Internet networks. But

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04 Aug 2018

SACRAMENTO AREA VASCULAR/VEIN  PRACTICE FOR SALE

    Sebastian Conti, MD, FACS is offering a vascular/vein practice for sale in Sacramento, Calif., area near hospital. Attractive lease, experienced employees, three exam rooms, in office operating room, surgical instruments, VNUS, vascular lab (with tech) EMR >2,000-patient database. Dr. Conti is Northern California’s most experienced vein specialist. With

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01 Aug 2018

FIRST MR THEATER IN U.S. OPENS AT PARRISH HEALTHCARE IN FLORIDA

  Patients at the Parrish Healthcare Center in Titusville, Fla., are the first to have access to enhanced comfort during Magnetic Resonance (MR) exams thanks to the installation of the nation’s first Vantage Titan / Zen Edition 1.5T MR Theater from Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. The new MR theater projects peaceful, virtual reality

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01 Aug 2018

GE HEALTHCARE, LANTHEUS BEGIN A PHASE 3 CLINICAL TRIAL OF FLURPIRIDAZ TO TREAT CAD

GE Healthcare and Lantheus Holdings Inc., parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc., have started a second Phase 3 clinical trial of Flurpiridaz 18F (called the AURORA study), an investigational agent being evaluated for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common form of heart disease.1 CAD affects an estimated

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31 Jul 2018

U.S. HEALTHCARE SPENDING NEARING 20 PERCENT OF GDP

Seeking Alpha cites a Wall Street Journal   report  on July 31 that healthcare spending in the United States will soon reach 20 percent of Gross Domestic Product, a significantly higher proportion than any other major economy. The key cost driver has been price hikes, not increased demand. Since 1960,

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26 Jul 2018

STRADIS HEALTHCARE FACILITY EARNS ISO; 2 EXECS HIRED; WEBSITE REDESIGNED

  Stradis Healthcare, a provider of custom procedure trays and minor kits, has had several big events this summer, including earning ISO 13485:2016 certification for its Waukegan, Ill., facility; hiring two new executives; and overhauling its website, stradishealthcare.com. .               Stradis serves more than 1,500 surgical centers, private practices and purchasing

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26 Jul 2018

VIEWRAY CLEANS HOUSE IN SEARCH OF GROWTH, SHAREHOLDER VALUE

ViewRay Inc., the Oakwood Village-based maker of an MRI-guided radiation therapy system called MRIdian, has named medical device industry veterans Scott Drake as president and CEO, and Shar Matin as COO, effective immediately. Both men had been executives at Spectranetics Corp., a developer and manufacturer of minimally invasive cardiovascular devices,

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17 Jul 2018

TELEFLEX TO ACQUIRE QT VASCULAR ASSETS, TAKES OPTION ON CHOCOLATE HEART DCB

QT Vascular has agreed to sell its non-drug coated coronary products to Teleflex, including its Chocolate XD and Glider, with an option to purchase its Chocolate Heart drug-coated coronary balloon catheter which is currently under development. Singapore-based QT Vascular has not released any financial details of the agreement, but said that it

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