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09 Aug 2018

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE VENITI AUG. 8

Vici venous stent   Boston Scientific has signed an agreement to acquire Veniti, a privately-held company in Fremont, California, which developed and commercialized the Vici venous stent system for treating venous obstructive disease. Boston Scientific has been an investor in Veniti since 2016 and owned 25 percent of the company. The transaction price for the

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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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