Hospital systems investing in startups whose products they use

Hospital systems investing in startups whose products they use

By Howard Wolinsky  |  July 11, 2015

About 40 health systems have started venture funds. The lure is the potential for big payoffs and the promise of getting in on the ground floor with effective new healthcare technologies and services. But most startups fail to deliver on venture capitalists' investment.

MRI users to learn results of new safety credentialing test

By Sabriya Rice  |  June 27, 2015

Nearly 160 medical specialists who frequently use magnetic resonance imaging equipment will know by mid-July how they performed on the debut version of a credentialing test evaluating knowledge of MRI safety.

Transplant community split on organ donation, allocation

By Sabriya Rice  |  June 20, 2015

Geographic disparities in access to organs remain a major issue in the U.S. Some in the transplant community say a proposal to fix the problem focuses too much on “shuffling organs” and too little on boosting low donor rates.

Hill-Rom to acquire Welch Allyn in $2 billion deal

By Adam Rubenfire  |  June 17, 2015

Hill-Rom, a Chicago-based medical equipment manufacturer, announced it will acquire Welch Allyn, a Skaneateles Falls, N.Y.-based manufacturer of diagnostic and patient-monitoring equipment.

Fitbit steps into IPO

By Michael Sandler  |  June 03, 2015

Fitbit plans to raise up to $358 million in its initial public offering, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing made Tuesday. Since 2007, Fitbit has sold roughly 20.5 million of its fitness-tracking devices, with 10.9 million devices sold last year alone.

Meet today's Six Billion Dollar Men

Meet today's Six Billion Dollar Men

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 30, 2015

Fans of cheesy 1970s TV shows will remember “The Six Million Dollar Man,” the story of Steve Austin, a critically injured astronaut who is rebuilt with bionic parts. Austin, played by Lee Majors, goes on to become a special agent who uses his superhuman abilities to help the government.

Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict

By Associated Press  |  May 27, 2015

The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.

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