Laura Dyrda

Laura Dyrda

Although the healthcare industry has already saved tens of billions by making paper-based administrative processes electronic, providers and health plans could still save an estimated $8.1 billion annually through additional conversions from manual to electronic transactions, according to a report from the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare.

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine welcomed its first class of students and will celebrate a public grand opening in September, according to a Western Michigan University news report.


Gabelli will now cover Globus Medical, a spine-focused medical device company, according to a WKRB News & Analysis report.


A study recently published in Spine examined the complications and mortality rate for cervical spine surgery patients and compared the rates between different racial groups.

An article published in The Spine Journal examines polyurethane materials use in spine surgery.

Boston executives and entrepreneurs will present at the HealthTech Venture Network Conference in 2014, which will convene business leaders, physicians, entrepreneurs and potential investors to discuss the latest innovations n the HealthTech Industry in Boston.

The Sunshine Act passed last year, requiring medical device companies to disclose compensation or gifts given to surgeons valued at more than $10, with few exceptions. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services collected data from device companies and expected to publish interactions on the CMS website starting September 2014, but everything didn't go as planned.

A recent article from MedPage Today examines physician spouses, featuring pediatric neurosurgeon David Sandberg, MD, and his wife, Amy Schefler, MD, who is a pediatric ocular oncologist.

Last week Orthofix announced the company would delay releasing second quarter financial reports until they were able to adjust issues with their calculations. Today, the company said it would restate the prior period's financial statements for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 fiscal statements as well as the first quarter ending in March, 2014.

Michael Vitale, MD, chief of pediatric spine and scoliosis service at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NY-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York performed the first procedure in the area using the MAGnetic Expansion Control device, according to an NY Daily News report.

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