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Facilities Lose $1.7 Million, Despite Higher Revenues

May 14, 2010 7:14 am | News | Comments

Canadian hospital owner Medical Facilities Corporation says it lost $1.7 million in the first quarter, as higher operating expenses offset revenue growth of six percent. Toronto-based Medical Facilities, which also owns hospitals in the United States, said earnings were down by five cents per share.

The Evolving Hip Surgery Patient

May 14, 2010 7:01 am | News | Comments

John Marshall, AP The surgeon waved his arms like a puppeteer over the body of his 18-year-old patient, the sound of a heartbeat from a monitor giving way to the jarring noise of a saw grinding bone in her hip joint. The sedated college volleyball player agreed to the surgery, not knowing if her insurance would cover the expense but hopeful that it would allow her to again walk up stairs without collapsing in pain.

Stretcher For ER, General Use

May 14, 2010 6:54 am | EDGECO America | Product Releases | Comments

EDGECO introduces a cost-efficient stretcher for ER and general hospital use. Providing a basic fixed height, these stretchers ease mobility with their convenient hand holds on each corner. According to the company, features include: Long-life polyurethane, double-ball-bearing swivel casters that ensure quiet movement.


FloShield™ Laparoscopic Technology

May 14, 2010 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

CareFusion now distributes Minimally Invasive Devices, Inc.’s FloShield™ product line for laparoscopic surgeries. CareFusion is the exclusive external distributor for FloShield and will market and sell the products alongside its own line of V.Mueller® and Snowden-Pencer® surgical instruments.

Physician Portal Allows Instant Sharing Of Medical Records

May 14, 2010 6:48 am | News | Comments

A new Internet-based physician health portal that will allow for instant sharing of medical records between doctors is the latest expansion of the affiliation between The Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Head and Neck Cancer Center and ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA), the largest and most comprehensive ear, nose, and throat, allergy and audiology practice in the tri-state area.

New Record-Sharing Portal Simplifies Care

May 14, 2010 6:38 am | News | Comments

A new internet-based physician health portal that will allow for instant sharing of medical records between doctors is the latest expansion of the affiliation between The Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Head and Neck Cancer Center and ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP, the largest ear, nose and throat, allergy and audiology practice in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

New Test Predicts Surgical Outcomes For Older Patients

May 14, 2010 6:27 am | News | Comments

A simple, 10-minute “frailty” test administered to older patients before they undergo surgery can predict with great certainty their risk for complications, how long they will stay in the hospital and whether they are likely to end up in a nursing home afterward, new research from Johns Hopkins suggests.

Surgeons Remove Piece Of Concrete From Haitian Girl’s Brain

May 13, 2010 7:06 am | Videos | Comments

Cmdr. Jerry Berman, a Navy surgeon, Dr. Henri R. Ford, Los Angles Pediatric Hospital Surgeon-in-Chief originally from Haiti, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a CNN medical correspondent and practicing neurosurgeon, and Lt. Cmdr. Kathryn Berndt, a Navy surgeon, perform surgery on a 12-year-old Haitian girl with a severe head injury aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).


Minimally Invasive Surgery With DaVinci

May 13, 2010 7:06 am | Videos | Comments

Informational video featuring minimally invasive cardiac surgery using the DaVinci Robot at Upstate Medical University, University Hospital in Syracuse, NY.

Electronic Medical Record At Hunterdon Healthcare

May 13, 2010 7:05 am | Videos | Comments

Hunterdon Healthcare exists to prevent disease, illness and injury; to seek cures; relieve pain; give comfort; and inspire a healthy way of living. Hunterdon Medical Center, the flagship hospital, is acknowledged as a leader in developing comprehensive medical and health care services.

Health Informatics Improves Care At VA

May 13, 2010 7:04 am | Videos | Comments

In order to retrieve records faster and manage data better, the VA in Portland, Oregon applies digital technology in research, teaching, patient care, and the delivery of services to support high quality care.

Pinpointing Your Errors

May 12, 2010 9:53 am | by Amanda McGowan, editor | Product Releases | Comments

Errors happen in any facility at one time or another. Health care professionals are human and as such, mistakes happen. After talking with professionals in the medical field, it seems that often, when a negative outcome occurs due to an error, infection, etc., it’s difficult to specify the root cause of the problem.

Catheter-Based Procedure Offers Non-Surgical Option

May 12, 2010 8:28 am | News | Comments

An innovative catheter-based procedure is providing relief to patients who suffer from shortness of breath and fluid overload as the result of a severely leaky heart valve, but who are too sick for open-chest surgery, according to a study presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions.

TIMEOUT, Or Just A Waste Of Time?

May 12, 2010 8:19 am | by Stephen Lober, MD and Sean Berry, CNOR | Articles | Comments

Dr. Stephen Lober The surgical TIMEOUT is now a standard component of the Universal Protocol for the prevention of wrong-site surgeries.  In theory, it represents the last firewall between the patient and an untoward surgical mishap, acting as a final confirmation amongst the entire surgical team regarding what is about to transpire surgically.


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