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Helium hunters strike the mother lode

Helium hunters strike the mother lode

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 16, 2016

The helium shortage is no more—thanks to a device using some duct tape, plastic piping, a folding table and some other decidedly low-tech components.

CMS and FDA advocate for device identifiers on claims forms

CMS and FDA advocate for device identifiers on claims forms

By Adam Rubenfire  |  July 14, 2016

The heads of the CMS and the Food and Drug Administration want universal health insurance claims forms to include unique device identifiers. The UDI would improve post-market surveillance and provide for better value-based reimbursement based on device performance, they say.

Do patients really need Abbott's new absorbable stent?

Do patients really need Abbott's new absorbable stent?

By Adam Rubenfire  |  July 08, 2016

Several physicians and experts interviewed don't see a significant benefit to the device, especially when research suggests that stents may be overused in treating patients with coronary artery disease anyway. One expert believes the innovation is just meant to spark interest in a stale market.

UPMC launches supply-chain venture with IBM's Watson

UPMC launches supply-chain venture with IBM's Watson

By Adam Rubenfire  |  July 07, 2016

UPMC will own the majority of the for-profit company named Pensiamo, which will manage a hospital's entire supply-chain operation, including sourcing, contracting, purchasing and payment for drugs and supplies.

Northeast providers form regional GPO

By Adam Rubenfire  |  June 29, 2016

Members of a Northeast alliance of health systems are forming their own group purchasing organization to better manage procurement and sourcing of supplies.

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