Insurer Anthem Blue Cross is joining with several prominent Southern California hospitals to offer a new type of health coverage plan it promises will provide high-quality medical care at affordable prices. The venture, to be called Vivity, brings together one of the nation's largest health insurers with such providers as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the UCLA Health System.
New research led by Queen’s University professor Robert Campbell (Ophthalmology) has revealed...
Rhinoplasty surgery, also known as "nose reshaping" or "nose job" was the second most requested...
When Carolyn Rondou needed knee replacement surgery in 2012, she decided to have the procedure done at Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, even though there were several hospitals closer to her home in Fullerton. Rondou, a 66-year-old oncology nurse, says Hoag's reputation for quality factored heavily into her decision to have her procedure done there. But something else sweetened the pot: Her surgery came with a warranty.
Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away, Nov. 15- Feb. 15. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the law itself that are less easily fixed than a computer system.
Consumer price comparison is almost nonexistent in the U.S. health care system, but a new study shows that when given the choice between a less costly "open" operation or a pricier laparoscopy for their children's appendicitis, parents were almost twice as likely to choose the less expensive procedure – when they were aware of the cost difference.
A study of hospital administrative costs in eight nations published today in the September issue of Health Affairs finds that hospital bureaucracy consumed 25.3 percent of hospital budgets in the U.S. in 2011, far more than in other nations. The researchers analyzed detailed accounting data that hospitals reported to each nation's government. The data covered virtually all hospitals in each nation.
The breast cancer therapeutics pipeline boasts a high degree of innovation in first-in-class molecules, with many new technologies holding the potential to transform the clinical and commercial treatment landscape over the coming decade, says business intelligence provider GBI Research.
The price to remove a gall bladder or replace a hip has spiked more than 20 percent during the past five years, according to an analysis of data collected for NBC News. Surgery has bloomed into a $500 billion industry in the United States, where 80 to 100 million procedures are performed annually — a per-capita rate that’s some 50 percent higher than in the European Union.
EyeGard eye covers, by Sharn Anesthesia, Inc., were designed to avoid the complications of using tape to keep a patient’s eyelid closed during surgery.
SelecTech, Inc. launched FreeStyle BioLock flooring last year. The flooring is eco-friendly, being made with 70 percent recycled materials and is 100 percent recyclable.
Hospital staff are the reason for Healthmark Industries' new Cool Aids. Cool Aids are designed to manage one's body temperature from the head, neck, chest and core body.
Prosecutors are still investigating what became of the drugs, but believe the medications ended up on the thriving black market for prescription narcotics where the more than 193,000 missing pills could fetch a total of about $5.6 million.
undORwear, Inc. offers its undetectable thermal undershirt. The shirt is a warm base layer that is worn under operating room scrubs.
PDI recently released its new Healthcare Reform Champion's Kit. This kit is a digital educational tool designed to explain key components of the recent Healthcare Reform legislation.
The new “TS Series Warmer” from MAC Medical, Inc. is equipped with the highest technology available today. A first-in-class Large Touch Screen Control comes standard with all of the access and safety features required today. These features include FDC Compliant Data Logging with Digital Signature, Ethernet and USB ports, Wi-Fi Ready, Live Temperature Trends, Alarm Log, Remote Monitoring and Control from Central Monitoring and Smart Phone, Multi-Level Security for User Lockout, Text and Email Alerts, just to name a few.
Not only complying with facility turning protocols, the Position Perfect System is designed as a unique turning, transferring, and positioning system that protects patients from added pressure and shearing forces.
The SYNK platform from Stryker increases OR freedom and efficiency by allowing users to wirelessly view HD video from multiple sources on up to 3 LED displays.
EIZO’s 58-inch LED back lit monitor, RadiForce LS580W, is ideal for ORs and Interventional Suites.
RightBio Metrics recently introduced the new point-of-care diagnostic devices. Designed with an innovative in vitro pH indicator, the RightSpot pH Indicator, RightSpot Infant pH Indicator, and RightLevel pH Detector provide safer nasogastric (NG) tube placement and accurate gastric acidity measurement.
Hospital staff are the reason for Healthmark Industries' new Cool Aids. One of the greatest challenges staff face is being uncomfortably hot while working.
Bryton's Stallion Elite surgical headlight is a lightweight, cordless, high powered surgical light for professionals. This light incorporates great technology with ergonomics in mind for the surgeon’s comfort.
STRIP-T’s from Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc. hold and organize all surgical tubes, scopes, and instruments, attaching via self-adhesive backing to any location on the surgical field. STRIP-T’s is the least expensive apparatus to secure “tethered” sterile implements to the surgical field and is less expensive and easier to use than tape, pouches, or drapes.
Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.'s Aquilion ONE Family is a scalable top-tier CT solution.
Treating every patient with precise, personalized pressure is the inspiration behind Zimmer’s market-leading Tourniquet System design. Only Zimmer Tourniquet Systems have Personalized Pressure Technology.
Megadyne's Mega Soft Universal Patient Return Electrode is simply set on the operating room table, virtually eliminating the small disposable sticky pad that can damage the patient’s skin. It is approved for use on patients 350gms and up with no maximum weight, can be used either side up, and weighs only four pounds. Mega Softs have been used in 55 million procedures with zero pad site burns. Mega Soft Universal offers a hold-harmless indemnification against pad site burns.
Financial pressures intensify throughout the healthcare industry. Consider the business of manufacturing medical equipment, such as patient monitoring devices and anesthesia machines, and selling them to hospitals for use in operating room surgical procedures...
The GStirrup from Frontier Medical Innovations is a patient positioning tool that provides safety, stability, and comfort to patient’s legs when in the lithotomy position. It can be attached to any exam table in seconds with no tools required.
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