PharmaPeptilogics CEO Jonathan Steckbeck Targets Deadly Prosthetic Infections
Personal tragedies involving family and friends motivated this CEO to launch Peptilogics.
TelehealthVanderbilt Study Finds Value in Pre-Surgery Telehealth Consults
The study found that virtual visits have the same value as in-person visits for communication and shared decision-making. And they're...
StrategyMore Orthopedic Physicians Sell Out to Private Equity Firms, Raising Alarms About Costs and Quality
Private equity investors have rolled up orthopedic practices in at least 12 states.
Clinical CareNew Guidelines: Cannabis Use Poses Risks for Surgery Patients
Cannabis use may worsen pain and nausea after a procedure and increase the need to prescribe opioids for pain, an...
Clinical CareWeighing Risks of a Major Surgery: 7 Questions Older Americans Should Ask Their Surgeon
Older adults contemplating major surgery often aren't sure whether to proceed.
Clinical CareDonorcycles: Organ Donations, Transplants Spike During Big Motorcycle Rallies
Researchers urge the transplant community not to 'squander' the opportunity to harvest organs during mass rallies.
Clinical CareFrailty and Probable Dementia Risk Factors for Mortality After Major Surgery for Older Adults
Researchers examined 1,193 major surgeries involving 992 community-living older adults from 2011 to 2017.
InnovationUPMC Tests Digital Health App for Surgery Patients
The Pip Care app, developed by a company spun out of the Pittsburgh-based health system, improves care management for patients...
Payer3 Things to Know About Cigna's New Complex Care Management Suite
Pathwell integrates Cigna and Evernorth capabilities to create personalized health journeys for biologics and musculoskeletal (MSK) customers.
Clinical CareNY-Presbyterian/Queens Hospital Pays $2.5M to Settle Self-Disclosed Fraud Allegations
A former physician at the prestigious health system endangered patients when he unnecessarily replace batteries for implanted difibrillators.
TechnologyCalifornia Hospital Uses Robots, Technology to Improve Complex Spinal Surgeries
Providence St. Jude Medical Center is using a robotics platform developed by Globus Medical to transform a five-day hospital procedure...
Clinical CareNo Plateau in Sight for Ambulatory Surgery Center Growth
An orthopedic ambulatory surgery center executive says an easing in the upward trajectory of ASC growth is unlikely.