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Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute partnered with the Thomas Jefferson University neurosurgery department and Jefferson Health in Philadelphia to open a new spine center of excellence that hosted its first procedure last week, according to a Philadelphia Business Journal report. By Laura Dyrda -
Outpatient surgery centers in general, are specialized facilities designed for outpatient surgical procedures. When a patient elects to have surgery, their procedure will either be performed in a hospital or ASC. If your surgeon is a physician partner at a neighboring ASC, chances are you’ll have your much-needed surgery in that setting. By Nicola Hawkinson DNP, RNFA, RN -
Every healthcare organization projects a brand built on how they deliver care. When integrating new technologies into the mix, an organization should not have to reinvent its whole brand.  By Megan Wood -

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Here are five sports medicine physicians who have recently joined hospitals or practices or gained promotions.  By Eric Oliver -
Inglewood-Calif.-based Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic is opening its sixth location in Thousand Oaks to better serve the Los Angeles Rams and the southern California community.  By Eric Oliver -
Device representatives have positioned themselves in the operating room, especially during orthopedic and neurosurgery procedures, according to Kaiser Health News. Is their presence necessary and ethical, or do device reps have too much influence in the OR?  By Megan Wood -
Belgrade, Mont.-based Xtant Medical earned FDA clearance to use autografts and/or allografts in its Irix-C cervical cage.  By Megan Wood -

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Austin, Texas-based Minimus Spine enrolled the 30th subject in its randomized study comparing the Triojection System to discectomy. Minimus hopes to prove using the system yields comparable outcomes to discectomy.  By Megan Wood -
The American Medical Association awarded Katie O. Orrico, JD, with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.  By Megan Wood -
Michael Integlia & Co., a Providence R.I.-based real estate firm, and University Orthopedics held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new medical facility in East Providence, R.I. Washington Trust Company is financing the development.  By Megan Wood -
Woodford-based Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and SVMC's multispecialty physician group, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, have expanded their orthopedic practice in Bennington, Vt., according to vermont biz.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Recognizing an unmet need in the spine industry, Dallas-based Pinnacle Spine Group dove into the fusion space with a novel idea — delivering graft material directly to the implant in situ.  By Megan Wood -
A new study published in Spine examines the cost variation within spinal fusion payment groups. By Laura Dyrda -
The Medscape EHR Report 2016: Physicians Rate Top EHRs examines how EHR affects physician practices. By Laura Dyrda -
Major League Baseball will now standardize players' medical information that has to be released during trade negotiations, according to CBS Sports.  By Erin Dietsche -
Institute for Healthcare Improvement studied successful organizations' efforts to sustain improvement and provides four key ways for organizations to introduce new standard work processes for staff members, according to Harvard Business Review.  By Mary Rechtoris -
The FDA approved full-body magnetic resonance conditional labeling for St. Jude Medical's Proclaim Elite Spinal Cord Stimulation System.  By Megan Wood -
A Houston-based Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center surgeon performed the first cases involving Belgrade, Mont.-based Xtant Medical's Xspan Laminoplasty Fixation System, according to pharmiweb.com.  By Megan Wood -
Des Moines, Iowa-based Principal Financial Group cut its stake in San Diego-based NuVasive by $10.22 million, according to Chester Independent.  By Megan Wood -
Mequon, Wis.-based Titan Spine named Ted Bird its next Chief Commercial Officer.  By Eric Oliver -
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