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From Trust to Use and Beyond: The Road to Clinical Decision Support

From Trust to Use and Beyond: The Road to Clinical Decision Support

October 29, 2014

The new online eBook from Carestream Health, From Trust to Use and Beyond, presents some of the explorations and successes along the road to clinical information access. The ebook was created to stimulate discussion on some of healthcare information systems' most critical issues. As information...

FDA approves two faster Ebola tests

By Wall Street Journal  |  October 28, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration authorized use of two new diagnostic tests for Ebola that can produce results in two hours, compared with what can usually take four hours.

AdvaMed's CEO on new payment models, repealing device tax

AdvaMed's CEO on new payment models, repealing device tax

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 25, 2014

Stephen Ubl became president and CEO in 2005 of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, a 270-member group representing manufacturers of medical devices, diagnostic products and medical information systems. Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice recently spoke with Ubl about the potential...

AdvaMed CEO Stephen Ubl on new payment models, repealing device tax

AdvaMed CEO Stephen Ubl on new payment models, repealing device tax

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 25, 2014

Stephen Ubl, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, discusses the potential impact of new payment models, as well as regulatory and tax issues, on the $110 billion device industry. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice.

Johnson & Johnson wins first Pinnacle hip implant trial

By Bloomberg  |  October 24, 2014

A Johnson & Johnson unit's design of a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle hip implants isn't defective, a Dallas jury concluded, ruling against a woman who said the devices poisoned her in the first case of its kind to go to trial.

Robots in OB-GYN surgery questioned

Robots in OB-GYN surgery questioned

By Jaimy Lee  |  October 18, 2014

A study is questioning the use of robots in gynecological surgery after they produced inferior outcomes and had higher costs compared with laparoscopy, the major alternative.

Surgical robot use criticized in new report

Surgical robot use criticized in new report

By Jaimy Lee  |  October 14, 2014

Using surgical robots for procedures on the ovaries, fallopian tubes or ovarian cysts does not produce better outcomes and also has higher costs, a study published this month argues.

Las Vegas medical company offers tool to fight Ebola

By Las Vegas Review-Journal  |  October 14, 2014

The chief medical officer of a Las Vegas company could be meeting within days with the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about a monitoring device that could be a pivotal tool in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.

How labs test for Ebola

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 10, 2014

As medical professionals prepare for the possible spread of the Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released interim guidance this week for the handling of specimens tested for the deadly illness.

Video | Debating the value of innovation

Video | Debating the value of innovation

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 10, 2014

The medical device industry argues that risk-based payment models are pushing providers out of their traditional roles as advocates on behalf of patients for access to new technology and aligning them with insurers as gatekeepers on cost.

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