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Device that's alternative to opioids shocks, burns patients

Device that's alternative to opioids shocks, burns patients

By Associated Press  |  November 25, 2018

The spinal-cord stimulators that medical device companies and doctors have touted as a panacea for millions of patients suffering from pain are more dangerous than many patients know, an Associated Press investigation found.

Providers lack confidence in medical device cybersecurity

Providers lack confidence in medical device cybersecurity

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  October 05, 2018

Providers said they don't get the support they need from medical device manufacturers, and they also said they struggle with keeping accurate inventories of their devices, according to a survey by KLAS and CHIME.

Telemedicine meets artificial intelligence at bedside

Telemedicine meets artificial intelligence at bedside

By Jay Greene  |  September 10, 2018

New technologies and devices that meld telemedicine with artificial intelligence and predictive analytics are giving hope for greater care coordination to thousands and potentially millions of people in the healthcare system.

CMS considers paying for medical device that treats depression

CMS considers paying for medical device that treats depression

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 01, 2018

The CMS is considering covering a brain stimulation therapy device that helps treat depression in patients who don't respond to other treatments. Hospitals could receive up to $30,000 per patient if the agency covers the device.

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