Clinical CareAugmented Reality System Boosts Performance in Spine Surgery
A Florida-based spine surgeon has patented an augmented reality system that allows surgeons to display operating room screens on glasses.
PayerCMA Blasts Aetna "Pre-certified" Mandate for Cataract Surgeries
California docs say the latest mandate is part of an ongoing and "common practice for health insurance companies to create...
MarketingSurgeons Cash In on Stakes in Private Medical Device Companies
Hundreds of orthopedists and neurosurgeons have cashed in on stakes in companies that design, manufacture or distribute orthopedic implants ?...
StrategyAscension Michigan to Pay $2.8M to Settle False Claims Allegations
Four Michigan hospitals were named in the suit, which stems from the questionable practices of one gynecologic oncologist.
Clinical CareThousands of Patients Were Implanted With Heart Pumps That the FDA Knew Could Be Dangerous
Inspectors repeatedly found manufacturing and device quality problems with the HeartWare heart pump. But the FDA did not penalize the...
Clinical Care12,000 Square Miles Without Obstetrics? It's a Possibility in West Texas
Some pregnant women already travel an hour and a half or longer to reach the 25-bed Big Bend Regional in...
Revenue CycleKey Metrics for Docs, Hospitals Near Pre-Pandemic Levels
Hospital margins remained narrow despite in May rising patient volumes.
Covid-19COVID's Lingering Effects Can Put the Brakes on Elective Surgeries
As the number of people who have had COVID grows, medical experts are trying to determine when it's safe for...
Clinical CareRoutine Preoperative Testing Still Common Before Low-Risk Surgery, Study Finds
Routine preoperative testing before low-risk surgery is widely viewed as having low value.
Clinical CareHomicides Surge in California Amid COVID Shutdowns of Schools, Youth Programs
After more than a decade of fairly steady decreases, California's homicide rate surged in 2020.
Clinical CareCalifornia C-section Reduction Campaign Shows Positive Results
C-section rates varied widely between hospitals in California before the initiative with no particular reason.
StrategyAfter a Deadly Year on the Roads, States Push for Safety Over Speed
States are grappling with how to reduce traffic deaths, a problem that has worsened over the past 10 years but...