Category Archives: News

Improving Outcomes for Cancer Patients

During cancer surgery, surgeons depended on pathologists to tell them if resected cancerous tissue has clear margins. This means that the tissue surrounding the tumor contains no cancer cells, and that all cancer cells have most likely been removed by … Continue reading

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Top Innovative Medical Devices of 2017     

The Galien Foundation presents an annual award for the most innovative medical devices, biotechnology products and pharmaceutical agents. The top 10 innovative medical devices in 2017 according to the Galien Foundation are outlined here. The Galien Foundation oversees and directs … Continue reading

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Who is making the Hospital Purchasing Decision NOW? 

Many of today’s purchasing decisions are made by a Hospital’s Value Analysis Committee (VAC). Their role is to reduce hospital product, service, and technology costs while maintaining quality. Value analysis is a process where clinicians evaluate products and services to … Continue reading

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What is Hospital Value-Based Purchasing?

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 established the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) initiative (effective FY 2013), affecting over 3500 U.S. hospitals. This initiative was focused on rewarding those hospitals that provide quality of care to Medicare patients versus the traditional quantity of … Continue reading

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2014: Changes in the Way Hospitals are Buying Medical Products

In the past hospitals have looked to medical companies to help them improve patient care. Are these companies able to help meet hospital’s cost reduction challenges as well? A Changing Landscape The healthcare market is undergoing dramatic change. Health care … Continue reading

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INNOVATION: Patient Care in the Future

Intermountain Healthcare’s Transformation Lab is researching and developing new ideas to improve and optimize patient care. Some of the Lab projects already underway include the following:

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INNOVATION in Prostate Cancer Surgery

The Rise of Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the United States. It is also one of the leading causes of death among men of all races and Hispanic origin … Continue reading

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2013 Top 5 Medical Innovations

This year’s successful medical innovations will be ones that provide significant health care efficiencies for medical professionals and hospitals/medical centers. But beyond providing healthcare benefits and positive patient outcomes, these innovations will also need to result in cost reductions. The … Continue reading

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Tracking Migraines on Mobile Devices

Innovative Approaches to Today’s Health Care Issues There are many types and causes of migraines and they can be troublesome to identify and treat. Migraines may be induced by triggers – dietary, environmental and psychological and may be affected by … Continue reading

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What do your customers really want?

Regardless of what specialty you are in….you need to know what your customers want and expect from you. This is particularly true in the sometimes uncertain healthcare environment. In this marketplace it is important that leaders of medical device companies … Continue reading

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