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Spine experts repudiate Medtronic studies
In an extraordinary move, a group of spine specialists are publicly repudiating the research of other experts that...
J&J recalls hip replacement implant
More than two years after the Food and Drug Administration began receiving complaints about the failure of a hip...
Surgical robot examined in injuries
The da Vinci surgical robot has been billed as a breakthrough in the quest to make surgery less invasive. With its four...
FDA deal leads to recall of infusion pumps
Baxter International is recalling its Colleague infusion pumps from the American market under an agreement with federal...
Judge rejects plea deal on Guidant heart device
A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected a plea agreement between the federal government and the Guidant Corporation...
Web Exclusive: Guidant Pleads Guilty to Hiding Defibrillator Problems
Boston Scientific Corp. subsidiary Guidant LLC pleaded guilty on Monday to criminal misdemeanor charges for its failure...
Web Exclusive: Reform Provision Would Require Providers to Buy Testing Equipment for Obese Patients
Three paragraphs in the latest version of the Senate's health reform bill could lead to an enormous increase in the...
Web Exclusive: 10 Most Hazardous Technologies in Healthcare
The ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit company that evaluates medical devices and processes, has published its...
Removing Medtronic heart cables is hard choice
In 2007 Medtronic stopped selling the Sprint Fidelis, a heart defibrillator cable, after five patients who had the...
Medtronic links device for heart to 13 deaths
Medtronic has announced that at least 13 people might have died in connection with a heart device that it recalled in...

Book: Statistics Basics: A Resource Guide for Healthcare Managers
A new addition to HCPro's Basics series, this logical book and CD-ROM are a primer for any healthcare manager embarking...
Book: Making Your Data Work:
This book and CD-ROM will help staff quickly and easily find and present valuable information to improve quality and...
Book: A Practical Guide to Managing Disruptive and Impaired Physicians, Second Edition
Don’t let disruptive physician behavior and impairment negatively affect your hospital’s operations or put your...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy
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Audio Conference: Slash Your Readmission Rates
With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital being readmitted within 30 days, two of...
Webcast: OPPE Best Practices Series: When OPPE leads to FPPE
Join speakers Valerie Handunge, MA, senior healthcare strategy and operations consultant, Deloitte Consulting, and...