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NuVasive named a new president and chief operating officer in addition to several other senior leadership positions. By Laura Dyrda -
Germany-based spine device company joimax received FDA clearance for the Endoscopic Lumbar Interbody Fusion, or EndoLIF On-Cage implant. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examined anterior cervical fusion surgery compared with posterior laminectomy and fusion procedures with at least three levels instrumented. There were 13,662 patients involved in the study. By Laura Dyrda -

10 common mistakes in valuing ASCs

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Bacterin released the preliminary second quarter financial results, showing total revenue is up for the quarter. By Laura Dyrda -
K2M closed its share offering of common stock.  By Laura Dyrda -
Despite healthcare firms implementing security measures, the number of cyber attacks are increasingly prevalent in the healthcare field. Data is a sought-after commodity and hackers are determined to breach healthcare systems no matter the security system in place, according to the Data Center Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Medtronic has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Carlsbad, Calif.-based device company RF Surgical Systems for about $235 million.  By Brandon Howard -

ASC EHR: Transcending today's requirements

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This webinar will explore EHRs in the ASC setting.  The session will highlight some of the barriers that have impacted adoption of EHRs in ASCs, requirements to "future-proof" your EHR investment, the importance of the design, key features and functions that transcend today's current needs and requirements, and suggestion to help you evaluate which EHR is best for your organization.
Stryker Spine launched its LITe ALIF Procedural Solution.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine selected Richard J. Hawkins, MD, as the recipient of its 2015 Robert E. Leach Sports Medicine Leadership award.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Clinical empathy is often an overlooked, but necessary part of healthcare. Patients, particularly those with chronic conditions, need their physicians to express empathy to foster enhanced provider-patient relationships, according to MedCity News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
A study published in Spine examined the patient characteristics that could impact satisfaction scores at spine clinics. By Laura Dyrda -
Medtronic awarded $1.1 million in Health Access grants to Minnesota-based non-profit organizations to expand healthcare services in underserved communities throughout the metropolitan area. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are 17 orthopedic surgeons making headlines this past week.  By Brandon Howard -
Here are 19 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies over the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
CMS proposed a hip and knee bundled payment plan for hospitals that would hold hospitals accountable for providing quality, cost-effective care. By Laura Dyrda -
An ESPN reporter tweeted an image of New York Giants player Jason Pierre-Paul's medical charts, which is now creating debate over HIPAA laws and privacy, according to a CNN Money article.  By Brandon Howard -
Here five spine surgeons discuss technological advancements that are important for successful care delivery in the future.  By Anuja Vaidya -
K2M has made the news recently with a secondary offering of 750,000 shares, and selling shareholders will also sell 3.75 million shares. Average share price for company stock is around $24, meaning the company would raise $18 million. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in the Scoliosis Research Society's journal Spinal Deformity examines the levels most pedicle screws are malpositioned at for pediatric cases. By Laura Dyrda -
A decrease in productivity due to EHRs is the biggest information technology-related challenge faced by medical practices, according to Physicians Practice's 2015 Technology Survey sponsored by Kareo.  By Anuja Vaidya -
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