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Recently-confirmed HHS Sec. Tom Price, MD, has been a notable member of the GOP Doctors Caucus and represents the group's growing influence on U.S. legislation in his new role.    By Adam Schrag -
Here are eight minimally invasive spine surgery devices and technologies making a splash in the industry.  By Megan Wood -
Microsoft unveiled Skype for Business' new virtual health templates, according to ON MSFT.  By Megan Wood -

PEEK-OPTIMA™ HA enhanced devices for cervical and lumbar fusion

Hear from Dr. Timothy D. Bassett and Dr. Brad G. Prybis on their early clinical experience with interbody fusion devices.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is teaming up with Microsoft to fight physician burnout, according to Trib Live.  By Megan Wood -
The U.S. intraoperative neuromonitoring market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 9 percent through 2020, based on a Orbis research report, according to medGadget.  By Megan Wood -
Speaker Paul Ryan, HHS secretary Tom Price, MD and two House committee chairman shared their ACA replacement plan on Feb. 16, 2017, The New York Times reports.  By Megan Wood -
An Atlanta federal appeals court overturned a Florida law that prevents physicians from inquiring about gun ownership with their patients unless deemed "medically relevant," according to a Medscape report.  By Megan Wood -

Scoping out a solution: IASIS Health

More than 55 million procedures were performed with GI endoscopic devices in the United States in 2009 alone.
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines whether mental health status is a predictor of improvement in patient reported outcomes after spinal fusion. By Laura Dyrda -
Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush in Chicago Kern Singh, MD, founded the Minimally Invasive Spine Study Group. By Laura Dyrda -
A few days after the Seattle Times published a report outlining concerns with Swedish Health Services' Cherry Hill Hospital Chair of Neurosurgery Johnny Delashaw, MD, the publication now reports state health regulators are investigating complaints filed against him. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are 13 spine surgeons who were in the news this week:  By Adam Schrag -
The American Medical Association praised Aetna for its efforts to eliminate prior authorization for opioids treatment beginning March 1, 2017.  By Megan Wood -
Malden, Mass.-based AxioMed reported positive results for the first patient undergoing a viscoelastic four-level cervical procedure.  By Megan Wood -
Norwood, Ohio-based Mayfield Brain & Spine cut formal affiliation ties with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and UC Health, according to a Cincinnati Business Courier report.  By Megan Wood -
David Altchek, MD, performed arthroscopic surgery on Cleveland Cavaliers player Kevin Love's knee after he sustained an injury during a game on Saturday, according to The LA Times.  By Adam Schrag -
Caesarea, Israel-based Mazor Robotics released its financial results for fourth quarter and full year, ended Dec. 31, 2016.  By Megan Wood -
Marc J. Philippon, MD, has performed his second hip surgery in the past five weeks on Broncos center, Matt Paradis, according to the Times-Call.  By Adam Schrag -
The Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County board approved a $9 million, 11-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive for San Diego-based NuVasive to create new jobs in the area, The Commercial Appeal reports.  By Megan Wood -
Vertebral Technologies moved its headquarters from Minnetonka, Minn., to Minneapolis.  By Megan Wood -
Rockingham Orthopaedic Associates merged with Reidsville Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, according to Rockingham Now. Both practices are located in Reidsville, N.C.  By Megan Wood -
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