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Whether physicians find online reviews valid, more patients are using online surveys. Boston-based Nuance, a health tech company, found more than half of millennials said they used online reviews to find a doctor, according to Physicians Practice.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Paradigm Spine, a New York-based developer of lumbar spinal stenosis treatment solutions, published "Evaluation of Decompression and Interlaminar Stabilization Compared with Decompression and Fusion for the Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: 5-year Follow-up of a Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial."  By Megan Wood -
The Congressional Budget Office lowered its estimate from 21 million to 13 million for how many Americans will enroll in a healthcare plan purchased through the ACA marketplace, according to News Max Health.  By Mary Rechtoris -

How hospitals are using technology and resources to raise the standard of care

Hospitals and health systems are constantly challenged with adapting to changing regulations and technologies.
Seventy-three percent of young physicians were faced with student loan debt after completing with medical school, according to the 2015 Report on U.S. Physicians' Financial Preparedness.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here are seven devices that were recently launched or released.  By Anuja Vaidya -
VertiFlex has raised $26.8 million in funding, according to an Orange County Business Journal report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Johnson & Johnson's orthopedics sales are down in the fourth quarter and full year of 2015.  By Laura Dyrda -

How evidence-based medicine drives decision-making in healthcare

Evidence-based medicine touches all areas and a global understanding of how the different stakeholders interact will be increasingly important going forward.
A new study published in Spine examines the anterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure to determine the prevalence of vascular complications as a function of anatomic variation and the number of fused levels.  By Laura Dyrda -
Is AxiaLIF a phoenix that can re-emerge with all the right elements in place to make an impact on the future of spinal fusion?  By Laura Dyrda -
SpineGuard named Steve McAdoo vice president of business development.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Of the orthopedic surgeons who reported being sued, the percentage was highest in office-based single-specialty group practices, according to the Medscape Malpractice Report 2015: Why Orthopedists Get Sued.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Alaska Orthopedic Specialists in Anchorage, which closed in March 2015, has notified affected patients about a security incident.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Wells Fargo downgraded LDR stock to "market perform," according to Analyst Rating Reports.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The global market for hip and knee surgical joint replacement products is growing steadily, according to a WinterGreen Research report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
A new study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine examined the affect of orthopedic surgery on professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association. By Laura Dyrda -
The Medscape Orthopedics Lifestyle Report 2016: Bias and Burnout reported eight statistics on assets and net worth. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in The Spine Journal examined how the diagnosis and neurological status can predict surgical site infection for cervical spine surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
Amedica is to release its Valeo II C interbody fusion device system.  By Allison Sobczak -
Joseph Purita, MD, and Gilberto Hernandez Falcon, MD, of Global Stem Cells Group, will be keynote speakers at the Latin American Chapter of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine VII World Congress in Mexico City.  By Allison Sobczak -
Young physicians under 40 years old may be torn about whether to start paying off medical school debt or start saving for retirement. AMA Insurance created a five-step strategy for young physicians to get a hold on their finances.  By Megan Wood -
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