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Following the national trend toward walk-in clinics and urgent care, OrthoIndy is launching urgent care services to bring more patients into the practice, according to an Indianapolis Business Journal report. By Laura Dyrda -
A new article published in Spine examines the factors impacting 30-day perioperative outcomes for spinal fusion by specialty using the NSQIP database. By Laura Dyrda -
Healthcare providers should utilize effective tracking to save healthcare dollars, according to delawareonline.  By Mary Rechtoris -

10 common mistakes in valuing ASCs

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.
Cellphones can be an asset for physicians in operating rooms to pull up important health data on patients. However, cell phones are often used for other purposes such as texting a family member or friend, causing many experts to advocate for a ban on cellphones in the operating room, according to the Washington Post.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Here are five statistics on how long it took physician practices took to complete EHR implementation — from the time the purchase was made to installation and provider and staff training, according to a to Physicians Practice's 2015 Technology Survey sponsored by Kareo.  By Anuja Vaidya -
OrthAlign technology received the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award in orthopedic alignment.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Lower reimbursements coupled with increasing operating expenses are tightening margins for independent medical practices. Physician owners are combating this trend in several ways, including adding ancillary services. By Laura Dyrda -

ASC EHR: Transcending today's requirements

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.
ChoiceSpine launched the BLACKBIRD Posterior Cervical System. By Laura Dyrda -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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