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Innovation, Medical Devices

Leading capital equipment servicing companies in the medical devices sector

September 26, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The increasing investment in medical technology and the rising number of surgical and diagnostic procedures are driving the demand for advanced medical equipment globally. Unlike disposable and small medical devices, standalone capital medical equipment that involves high investment is larger […]


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Humana looks to buy clinics from PE partner for up to $550M

September 19, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Humana is accelerating into primary care by expanding its chain of clinics serving Medicare patients into more markets. The payer in May said it expected to operate about 250 clinics, under the CenterWell and Conviva Care Solutions brands, by the […]


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Healthcare industry’s resiliency to surging inflation is poised to ebb

September 15, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

While the price of groceries, energy and other goods and services have surged alongside record-high inflation this year, the healthcare sector has been mostly immune to immediate price increases. That immunity is starting to wane, industry experts say. Overall U.S. […]


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5 Tips for Hiring and Retaining Medical Practice Staff

September 15, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Finding the right employees for your medical practice and keeping them happy can be challenging enough during normal times. Add in the realities related to the COVID pandemic, including staffing shortages and “the great resignation,” and busy physicians can be […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Three Ways Hospitals Use Data for Quality Improvement

September 15, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

How do we measure quality in healthcare? The question is forever top of mind in an industry where quality is expected yet is difficult to define and measure. The U.S. is an outlier in healthcare. We spend more on healthcare per […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical Devices Cleared or Approved by FDA in 2022

August 29, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

The medical device industry is booming and shows no signs of slowing down. In 2022, the FDA (Federal Food and Drug Administration) will clear or approve over 1,000 medical devices. This is great news for patients who stand to benefit […]


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‘An Arm and a Leg’: How to Negotiate for Lower Medical Bills

August 24, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Negotiating medical bills is often possible. It sounds hard — and it can be — but what if we got it down to a science? Mapped out all the moves ahead of time? Jared Walker and his team at the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical Devices industry deals total $9.3bn globally in July 2022

August 23, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Total Medical devices industry deals worth $9.3bn were announced globally for July 2022, with the $3.9bn acquisition of 1Life Healthcare being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked an increase of 73.8% over the previous […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Europe’s medical devices industry saw a drop of 20.00% in deal activity during July 2022

August 23, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Europe’s medical devices industry saw a drop of 20% in deal activity during July 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Peninsula Capital Partners’ $143.03m acquisition of Red Kiwi, according to GlobalData’s deals database. A total of […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Modernizing Medical Payments: Why Providers Must Enrich the Patient Financial Experience

August 17, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Medical billing issues cause many consumers to shop for different providers. Customers expect a simple, automated billing experience. Insider Intelligence’s recent Spotlight on Modernizing Medical Payments looks at what drives consumers away from their medical providers, and what providers can […]


Regulatory

Joint Commission tackles health equity with new accreditation standards

August 15, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Despite extensive research into the problem, disparities in access to healthcare and quality of care persist. The issue is a priority for the Biden administration, which has directed federal agencies including the HHS to advance racial equity initiatives. The CMS […]


Regulatory

HIMSS Delivers 9 Recommendations for Strengthening Primary Healthcare

August 8, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

This week, The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) responded to a Request for Information (RFI) from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health on the HHS Initiative to Strengthen Primary Healthcare. The letter submitted on 8/1 calls […]


Regulatory

DOJ sues Idaho over near-total abortion ban in first post-Roe challenge

August 2, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The Biden administration has warned that even amid the overturning of Roe v. Wade, hospitals need to continue to provide emergency services, including abortions. In July, the HHS sent a letter to providers across the country stating that doctors must […]


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New York, San Francisco: Monkeypox threat to public health

July 29, 2022

Via: Fox News

New York and California health officials are sounding the alarm on the spread of the monkeypox virus, declaring threats to public health. In San Francisco, Mayor London Breed said that the city would declare a local public health emergency that […]


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Hospitals need ‘transformational changes’ to stem margin erosion

July 20, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

It has been a rough year so far for U.S. hospitals, which are navigating labor shortages, rising operating costs and a rebound in healthcare utilization that has followed the suppressed demand of the early pandemic. The strain on operations has […]


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Marketplace insurers denied 18% of in-network claims in 2020, data shows

July 6, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The ACA requires participating plans to provide data for claims, enrollment, cost-sharing and out of network payments. However, more than a decade after implementation of the the law, data reported by insurers for in-coverage services is still not fully implemented, […]


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Gender Equity in Surgery Is Much More Than Numbers

July 5, 2022

Via: MedPageToday

More women entering general surgery careers is a harbinger of the medical workforce. The number of women in general surgery residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is rapidly approaching parity with the number of […]


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Inequities in healthcare cost nearly $320B annually, new research shows

June 22, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The healthcare industry is pressured to lower spending while increasing quality of care, though costly inequities in the system are only expected to rise over the next few decades, according to the new research from Deloitte. Researchers looked at high-cost […]


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FTC sues to block 2 hospital mergers

June 3, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The FTC has now challenged numerous hospital deals this year following its latest action. Rhode Island’s two largest health systems abandoned plans to merge in February about a week after the FTC sued to block the deal. New Jersey’s largest […]


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Steep expenses, falling patient volumes stifled hospitals in April

June 1, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Hospitals continued to take a beating in April as expenses remained high and patient volumes dropped. Kaufman Hall found that gross operating, inpatient and outpatient hospital revenues each fell by about 7% from March as coronavirus cases began to rise […]