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High-Quality Low-Cost Patient Care: Why the ASC Model May Well Represent the Future of Healthcare Providers in the US?
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High-Quality Low-Cost Patient Care: Why the ASC Model May Well Represent the Future of Healthcare Providers in the US?

February 23, 2017 – By David Hamilton and Devin Jenkins, MHA The major challenge dominating the healthcare industry has always been to lower the cost of patient care while not sacrificing quality. As technology continues to advance in surgery, more procedures can be done outside a traditional hospital setting (such as […]

UnitedHealth Group to buy Deerfield’s Surgical Care Affiliates for $2.3 billion
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UnitedHealth Group to buy Deerfield’s Surgical Care Affiliates for $2.3 billion

  By Lisa Schencker  – Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune – January 9, 2017 UnitedHealth Group has agreed to buy Deerfield-based Surgical Care Affiliates in a deal valued at $2.3 billion. UnitedHealth Group’s OptumCare business, which specializes in primary and urgent care, plans to combine with Surgical Care Affiliates, an operator of 205 outpatient surgical […]

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies Introduce Orthopaedic Episode of Care Approach
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Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies Introduce Orthopaedic Episode of Care Approach

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced their Orthopaedic Episode of Care Approach*, a comprehensive offering under their CareAdvantage capabilities, designed to help health systems and surgeons reduce costs and increase quality to drive improvements in orthopaedic care and achieve the goals of value-based […]

Medicare to reward docs for ‘high need’ care coordination starting in January
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Medicare to reward docs for ‘high need’ care coordination starting in January

By JUDITH GRAHAM – December 22, 2016 Doctors have complained for years that they’re not paid adequately for time-consuming work associated with managing care for seriously ill older patients: consulting with other specialists, talking to families and caregivers, interacting with pharmacists and more. That will change on Jan. 1, as a […]

MTF Wound Care’s AmnioBand® and AlloPatch® Pliable Receive the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Approval
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MTF Wound Care’s AmnioBand® and AlloPatch® Pliable Receive the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Approval

EDISON, N.J., Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – After evaluating each MTF Wound Care allograft in several areas – including safety, quality and effectiveness – a panel of podiatric physicians from the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has granted MTF Wound Care their Seal of Approval for its AmnioBand® family of placental allografts and […]

UnitedHealthcare Launches New Value-Based Care Payment to Help Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Costs for Knee, Hip and Spine Procedures
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UnitedHealthcare Launches New Value-Based Care Payment to Help Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Costs for Knee, Hip and Spine Procedures

December 01, 2016 MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UnitedHealthcare has launched a new value-based care payment for knee, hip and spine procedures that focuses on quality patient care and better outcomes. The initiative – the Spine and Joint Solution – is available to employers nationwide and works with health care facilities that perform […]

Cerapedics Receives Best New Technology Award for Spine Care at NASS Annual Meeting
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Cerapedics Receives Best New Technology Award for Spine Care at NASS Annual Meeting

WESTMINSTER, Colo., Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Cerapedics, a privately-held orthobiologics company, today announced it has received a Best New Technology Award for spine care as part of the 2016 Orthopedics This Week Spine Technology Awards. The award recognizes the company’s i-FACTOR™ Peptide Enhanced Bone Graft, the first bone graft to be approved for use […]

Medtronic Launches Orthopedic Solutions Business to Help Providers Deliver Outcome-Focused Care and Succeed in New Value-Based Bundled Service Models
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Medtronic Launches Orthopedic Solutions Business to Help Providers Deliver Outcome-Focused Care and Succeed in New Value-Based Bundled Service Models

DUBLIN and DALLAS – Nov. 10, 2016 – Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced the launch of Medtronic Orthopedic Solutions, a comprehensive offering for total joint replacement episodes of care designed to drive clinical and economic outcomes. This offering is in response to the high costs associated with hip and […]

Inaugural Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Summit Yields Surgeon Consensus on Lumbar TDR as a Standard of Care for Lumbar DDD
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Inaugural Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Summit Yields Surgeon Consensus on Lumbar TDR as a Standard of Care for Lumbar DDD

CENTER VALLEY, PA–(Marketwired – November 03, 2016) – Prior to the 31st Annual North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting in Boston, MA last week, a group of leading spine surgeons came together at the inaugural Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Summit. The goal of the Summit was to drive consensus on […]

Global Advanced Wound Care Market Worth USD 12,454 Million by 2022 – Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts Report 2014-2022 – Key Vendors: Coloplast, Medtronic, Acelity – Research and Markets
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Global Advanced Wound Care Market Worth USD 12,454 Million by 2022 – Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts Report 2014-2022 – Key Vendors: Coloplast, Medtronic, Acelity – Research and Markets

September 21, 2016 DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Advanced Wound Care Market by Product Type, Application, End User – Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014 – 2022” report to their offering. The world advanced wound care market was valued at $7,117 million in 2015 […]

Phoenix VA Health Care System Deploys Germ-Zapping Robots to Enhance Veteran Safety; Xenex Robots Destroy Pathogens that Pose a Risk to Patients, Staff & Family Members
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Phoenix VA Health Care System Deploys Germ-Zapping Robots to Enhance Veteran Safety; Xenex Robots Destroy Pathogens that Pose a Risk to Patients, Staff & Family Members

September 15, 2016 11:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Phoenix Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System is the first hospital in Arizona to deploy Xenex LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robots™ to destroy deadly germs and bacteria lurking on hospital surfaces that can cause hospital acquired infections (HAI). The portable room disinfection […]