Medical Devices

How robot-assisted surgery drives up costs
Oct 27, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
Report argues that less technically challenging surgeries, such as the removal of a whole kidney, may not benefit as…
heart device failure
Oct 02, 2017 | Kaiser Health News
Officials said the $1.5 billion lost from 2005 through 2014 was a "conservative estimate" while patients paid $140…
Unnecessary image ordering a financial drag
Sep 28, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
But targeting each clinical scenario individually might not address some of the underlying drivers of this trend.
GOP healthcare bill
Sep 20, 2017 | Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News
The Graham-Cassidy proposal would fundamentally restructure the Medicaid program.
Sep 06, 2017 | Bernie Monegain
Oschner Medical Center says use of Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots will improve patient safety…
Aug 17, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Sanofi, one of Mylan's competitors, brought the matter to the United States…
Aetna in talks with Apple
Aug 14, 2017 | Bill Siwicki
Aetna and Apple are in discussions about the smartwatch, which is evolving toward monitoring chronic diseases,…
cyber insurance
Aug 04, 2017 | Bill Siwicki
Policies pick up support as cyber threats increase in frequency and hospitals face stiff fines tied to data breaches.
Apr 03, 2017 | Kaiser Health News
America imports about 30 percent of its medical devices and supplies; Mexico is the leading…