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Can the biosensor market deliver on its potential?
By By Dr. Prakash Patel | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Implantable and wearable biosensor communications and the data they generate have the potential to significantly change the multitrillion-dollar healthcare industry.
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Covidien continues shopping spree with vein device purchase
By Bob Herman | August 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Covidien, like its soon-to-be acquirer Medtronic, has bought its second medical company within the past week. The Ireland-based supplier said Thursday that it took over Sapheon, a Morrisville, N.C.-based manufacturer of devices that help treat venous diseases.
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Medtronic buys Italian hospital services company
By Jaimy Lee | August 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medtronic made its second deal this week, announcing a $350 million acquisition of an Italian operator of cardiovascular suites, operating rooms and intensive-care units.
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FDA OKs tech that turns smartphone into real-time electrocardiogram
By Computerworld | August 22, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration has granted AliveCor clearance to sell technology that enables an iPhone or Android smartphone to record atrial fibrillation, the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. Atrial fibrillation may have no symptoms, but itis often associated with heart palpitations,...
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How to find new evidence to back digital health initiatives
By Darius Tahir | August 20, 2014
The development of clinical evidence proving the effectiveness of various digital health systems and devices lags well behind the hype and adoption that surrounds the digital space, many health technology experts agree.
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Universal Hospital Services CEO to step down amid large losses
By Bob Herman | August 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Gary Blackford, chairman and CEO of Universal Hospital Services, a supplier of medical devices and other healthcare technology, said Tuesday he will step down from his roles by year-end.
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ECRI Institute founder Dr. Joel Nobel dies at 79
By Sabriya Rice | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Joel Nobel, who founded the not-for-profit ECRI Institute in 1968 to address safety, quality and costs issues in the field of healthcare, died last week at age 79, the organization said Tuesday.
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FDA will weigh safety of surgical morcellators
By Jaimy Lee | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Public comments are due this week on whether devices known as power morcellators should continue to be used in minimally invasive hysterectomies and surgical removal of uterine fibroids.
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CT scans, 3-D printing help doc duplicate antique intruments
By Modern Healthcare | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Robert Howe first learned how computerized tomography could make precise 3-D images of body parts. Then the student of music history realized the same CT scanning technology could help him study delicate musical instruments from the past.
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Medtronic CEO: Covidien deal will accelerate med tech investment in the U.S.
By Modern Healthcare | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Omar Ishrak, chairman and CEO of Minneapolis-based devicemaker Medtronic, discusses his company's $42.9 billion deal to buy Covidien and Medtronic's plans to transfer its headquarters to Ireland, a move that has sparked anger in Washington
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