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The Future (Ours) is in China for Medtech

September 3, 2015 by Patrick Driscoll

The importance of China in the global economy became apparent this week, with the ups and downs of its economic state tripping the hair trigger that financial markets have for the huge nation’s growth market.But in hard terms, what does that mean? As an example, look at spine surgery technology and compare the forecasted growth...[read more]

How Does Your Medical Device (Digital) Marketing Support Your Sales Force?

August 19, 2015 by Dan Stempel

When rushing to equip your medical device marketing support with the latest digital apps, you want to ensure your digital marketing efforts are aligned with your overall sales and marketing objectives.[read more]

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Being Almost Human: Robotic Patient Simulators Bridging the Gap in Healthcare Education

August 19, 2015 by Nishita Pereira-Gracias

Preventable medical errors in hospitals persist as the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer. This alarming reality only stresses the importance of preparedness, quick decision-making, and sufficient practice in healthcare around the world. Apart from loss of human lives, what also matters is...[read more]

2015 Trends for Rural Hospitals and Rural Healthcare

August 18, 2015 by Moira O'Connell
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According to the NC Rural Health Research Program there have been 56 rural hospital closures since 2010. The reasons behind the closures may vary but the message rings true, rural hospitals are struggling and something needs to be done. From difficulties implanting new HER systems to the re-evaluation of Medicare reimbursements, rural hospitals are looking for new ways to stay afloat. We’ve selected 4 trends that we’ve seen buzzing in the rural healthcare sector this year and that have been helping rural hospitals make the changes they need to succeed.[read more]

Global Markets for Devices in Spine Surgery, Forecast to 2020

August 17, 2015 by Patrick Driscoll

The market for spinal implants and associated spinal fusion products has evolved dramatically over the last several decades as a result of significant advances in the understanding of spinal biomechanics, the proliferation of sophisticated spinal instrumentation devices, surgical advances in bone fusion techniques, refinement of...[read more]

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3D-Printed Pill Opens Up World of Customized Medication

August 11, 2015 by Nishita Pereira-Gracias

Every time a one-of-a-kind 3D-printed trinket takes center stage, the power of the technology seems to blow our minds – whether it is Strati, the first 3D-printed car; the 3D Varius, the first SLA 3D-printed electric violin; the 2-story villa being built in China with 3D-printed modules; or pizzas, cookies, and cakes printed by XYZ...[read more]

The 5 Biggest Challenges Healthcare Leaders are Facing in 2015

August 5, 2015 by Moira O'Connell

2015 Healthcare Challenges

2015 has been a big year of change for many healthcare systems. With this change, healthcare leaders have been faced with many challenges, including complying with new federal regulations and making strategic moves towards better care. We've compiled a list of the five biggest challenges healthcare leaders have been facing this year.[read more]

Medtech Succeeds by Responding to Multiple Demands

July 31, 2015 by Patrick Driscoll

Medtech is resilient, adapting to the changing demands of patients, payers, regulators, and the economy, but only in the hands of the innovators who keep a finger in the wind on these demands. Here is a short list of the drivers/limiters in medtech.[read more]

Reducing Readmissions and Costs for Total Joint Replacement

July 14, 2015 by Anne Weiler

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Last week CMS announced a major new initiative for Total Joint Replacement, aimed at both reducing and reconciling costs. Total joint replacements are predicted to increase at a rate of 30% to 2020. Demographics are the major driver: people are getting joint replacements at a younger age, and may have more than one in their lifetime. Since the demand is increasing, and the costs fluctuate wildly, up to 100% by Medicare’s estimates, the opportunities to look for costs savings and to reward based on outcomes is key.[read more]

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5 Tips for Managing Technology in Healthcare

July 13, 2015 by Jessica Oaks
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Technology in healthcare, or the digitization of healthcare, is a reality and one that is arguably streamlining things like patient intake, record sharing, patient tracking and treatment.[read more]

Sports Medicine Enhancing Care for Amateur and Professional Athletes

July 8, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

Anyone who has watched an NFL game has seen the elite athleticism—and its potential for injuries. Our job as Athletic Trainers is to help prevent, evaluate and treat conditions ranging from concussions to soft tissue sprains and strains, fractures/dislocations and internal injuries. We also care for our share of chronic conditions.[read more]

Are Wearables the Future of Clinical Trials?

June 24, 2015 by Jonathan Catley

The wearables market will be worth a whopping $12.6 billion by the year 2018, according to Statista. With the FDA now granting approval to wearable devices for use in clinical trials, this begs the question: what potential do wearables have to impact the clinical trial process? While the answer is simple ("profound"), the reality is more complex. Let’s take a closer look.[read more]