By: Dr. Val Published: There hasn’t been much discussion about serious tort reform in the current healthcare reform debate. That’s probably because most policy experts don’t believe it will make a significant dent in healthcare costs. I happen to believe that tort reform would be a huge boon for healthcare (just ask Ob/Gyns in Texas) and save a lot in defensive medicine practices and unnecessary testing, but even if I’m wrong and it wouldn’t result in cost-savings, there’s another issue at play: access to primary care physicians.
By: Michael Smith Published: Almost every story I write from a medical meeting carries a warning that says, in essence, don't take this for gospel. We at MedPage Today take some care about that. Not that we're especially prone to error (although we can all nod off from time to time) but we want to make sure readers recognize the tentative nature of presentations at medical meetings.
By Pauline W. Chen, M.D. Published: In my medical school class of 140, Kerry was one of the best and the brightest. Gregarious, unassuming and a dedicated fitness buff with a weakness for ice cream, she managed to sail through the weekly exams that most of us struggled with during the first two years.
Monarch Medical Products introduces the Alinsod URO-GYN Scissors. Red Alinsod, MD of Laguna Beach, CA is the designer of these scissors and many other unique surgical devices for Urogynecology. These new scissors are designed specifically for Pelvic Surgery including Vaginoplasty and Hysterectomy.
MAQUET offers a comprehensive telemedicine system to meet the growing demands on modern OR management. From the seamless integration of medical image and data sources to storage and archiving in accordance with the international DICOM standard and transfer to a PC or laptop by IT network or internet.
The NuBOOM®, CompView Medical’s Visualization and Equipment Management System is installed in OR’s without construction or extensive healthcare facility renovation. The system features: Cabinet space, shelf space and electrical inputs that house medical and video equipment keeping cords off the floor to improve safety.
Easy of management and deployment. The ability to achieve clinical performance and user interaction with touch panel interface. The ability to provide a solution for present and future communication technologies that protect ROI investment dollars, optimizing clinical functionality, information work flows, and enhance patient care.
GE Healthcare introduces the FDA-cleared CARESCAPE™ Monitor B850, which provides caregivers with a unique level of integration between patient monitoring data and hospital information systems. CARESCAPE Monitor B850 directly links hospital networks, electronic medical records (EMRs), diagnostic images, lab results and third-party devices with real-time patient monitoring data, to support efficient clinical decision-making.
With the acquisition of Global Care Quest (GCQ), KARL STORZ expands its vision of providing true interoperability across OR technologies. The addition of GCQ’s ICIS technology to the OR1® integration solution creates a software system that “reaches out” over hospital networks to capture vital patient information from disparate sources.
The Stryker Switchpoint Infinity® 2 (SPI2) offers central control for video and audio signals in the operating room. The SPI2 features: A design to route the highest quality video available in a surgical camera (1080p). The ability to store over 1,000 presets.
Matt Sedensky, AP Lillian Landry always said she wasn't afraid to die. So when death came, the 99-year-old was lying peacefully in a hospice with no needles or tubes. Her final days saw her closest friend at her side and included occasional shots of her favorite whiskey. Landry is an exception.
The struggles of automotive OEMs in Michigan have been well precedented. Now, to help weather the economic storm, business organizations in the region have begun to champion their transition to the more stable medical device industry. Crain’s Detroit Business featured coverage of the 5th-annual MichBio Expo last week, specifically highlighting a panel discussion on how to diversify and better serve the medical device industry.
Linda A. Johnson, AP A recent report states that hundreds of thousands of Americans with clogged kidney arteries might want to consider trying medicines before rushing into angioplasty to open them up. The pricey procedure is no more effective and carries surprisingly big risks, a study found.
William Ganz, MD, and co-inventor of the Swan-Ganz catheter for measuring blood flow, died Tuesday of natural causes at the age 90 in Los Angeles. “Dr. Ganz was a giant in medicine and in life,” said Prediman Shah, MD, director of the Cardiology Division at the Cedar-Sinai Heart Institute.
By: Dr. Rob Published: PLACE OF OCCURRENCE, HOME ICD-E849.0 6:00 AM Alarm goes off. Hit snooze button. CIRCADIAN RHYTHM SLEEP D/O IRREG SLEEPWAKE TYPE ICD-327.33 6:30 Alarm goes off for third time. Ready to hit snooze button, but knee in ribs from wife prevents more snooze button procrastination.