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Investors should be paying attention to Medtronic, according to Nasdaq, as the company continues growth this year. By Laura Dyrda -
North American Spine is adding to their headquarters in Dallas. By Laura Dyrda -
The new cloud-based EHR system, Nightingale Informatix, gives physicians access to patient records from any browser on any device, according to Forbes.  By Mary Rechtoris -

10 common mistakes in valuing ASCs

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Throughout its 15+ years of history, HealthCare Appraisers has performed hundreds of ASC valuations and has reviewed others’ valuations and fielded valuation questions from numerous parties. HAI has assembled its top ten list for commonly observed ASC Valuation Mistakes.
Former President George H.W. Bush broke a bone in his neck after falling in his home on Wednesday, according to KHOU.  By Mary Rechtoris -
The Food and Drug Administration cleared 25 spine devices in June. By Laura Dyrda -
St. Jude's Invisible Trial System is the first SCS trial system to use Bluetooth and Apple technology. The wireless system is designed to limit distractions caused by bulky cables and complex controllers, so chronic pain patients can more accurately assess the impact of the therapy.  By Megan Wood -
Here six spine surgeons discuss the activities they turn to when they need to relax and de-stress.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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.
Zacks downgraded Smith & Nephew from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating, according to a Dakota Financial News report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
K2M Director Carlos A. Ferrer sold 576,048 shares of the stock in a transaction on July 13, according to a Dakota Financial News report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Johnson & Johnson's orthopedics business reported $2.3 billion in sales for the second quarter. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examines adjacent segment disease risk factors for patients 10 years or more after posterior lumbar interbody fusion. By Laura Dyrda -
Neal Patel, MD, joined Beacon Medical Group North Central Neurosurgery, according to a report from The Elkhart Truth. By Laura Dyrda -
NuVasive appointed Jason Hannon as executive vice president, international. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are seven things for spinal surgeons to know for July 16, 2015.  By Anuja Vaidya -
A new article published in Spine examines evidence from a prior randomized controlled trial to compare cervical disc replacement to spinal fusion for quality of life. By Laura Dyrda -
M14Spine was featured by Crain's Detroit as one of the Most Innovative Companies. By Laura Dyrda -
SpineGuard and Zavation validated combined components for the DSG smart screw instrumentation, taking another step toward commercialization. By Laura Dyrda -
Tyber Medical acquired an exclusive licensing agreement for an antimicrobial surface coating technology.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Changing clinical landscape For years, spinal fusion has been the dominant procedure for cervical spine surgery. While spinal fusion continues to hold the largest market share, tides are changing as non-fusion options are more widely available and accepted in spine practices today. Companies focused on disc replacement, like LDR with its Mobi-C® Cervical Disc, are poised to become leaders in the changing spinal instrumentation market. By Laura Dyrda -
ProPublica released the "Surgeon Scorecard" database as part of the ongoing "Dollars to Doctors" feature for patients to gauge their providers' complication rates. By Laura Dyrda -
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