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Oxford Performance Materials achieved FDA 510(k) clearance for the SpineFab VBR implant system. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are seven trends in endoscopic spinal surgery techniques, based on an article published in the International Journal of Spine Surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for July 23, 2015  By Megan Wood -

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.
Healthcare vendors should mirror patient thinking to help small practices, according to HealthcareITnews.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company, appointed Jim Sevey senior nanotechnology specialist. He will lead the commercialization of the nanoLOCK surface, the only FDA-cleared nanotechnology for spinal implant technologies.  By Megan Wood -
WinterGreen Research, a research organization that conducts studies globally, released a study that looked at the market shares, strategy and forecast globally from 2015 to 2021 of 2D X-ray equipment.  By Megan Wood -
Approximately 68 percent of residents have amassed medical school debt of $50,000 and more, according to Medscape's Residents Salary & Debt Report 2015.  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.
Here are 23 devices that were recently launched or released.  By Anuja Vaidya -
DJO Global is a provider of orthopedic devices worldwide, and its products are used for surgical reconstruction, rehabilitation, pain management and physical therapy. Here are 13 things to know about DJO Global.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Medscape surveyed more than 1,700 residents in 24 specialties between May and June 2015. The survey asked residents to record their current salaries, salaries yearly post-MD, and specialties.  By Megan Wood -
Eric Oberlander, MD, at the Spine Hospital of Louisiana at The NeuroMedical Center was featured in the Business Report as one of the Top 100 Private Companies. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examines whether MRI parameters help clinicians predict functional outcomes in surgical patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy.  By Laura Dyrda -
Healthcare provider payment models are shifting from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance and risk-sharing models. By next year 30 percent of Medicare payments are expected to be through alternative payment models.  By Laura Dyrda -
Captiva Spine received FDA clearance for the SmartLOX Cervical Plate System.  By Laura Dyrda -
St. Jude Medical created MR-conditional labeling for their Penta five-column paddle lead for spinal cord stimulation therapy to manage chronic pain.  By Megan Wood -
Many patients seek alternative treatments for treating pain without their provider's knowledge. Researchers surveyed approximately 6,000 Kaiser patients in Washington and Oregon who had three or more outpatient visits due to chronic pain, according to Portland Business Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Minimally invasive spine surgeon Michael A. Gleiber, MD, FAAOS, relocated his headquarters and practice to downtown West Palm Beach, Fla.  By Megan Wood -
Misonix, an international ultrasonic surgical device company, drew a crowd of more than 70 surgeons at its BoneScalpel Hands-On Workshop during the International Meeting on Advanced Spine Technologies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  By Megan Wood -
Countless medical professionals are dropping out before their residency, some to pursue other options and others are just burnt out. Physician wellness must be a priority, according to Forbes.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Smith & Nephew has acquired the trauma and orthopedics business of Russian-based manufacturing companies DeOst and DC.  By Anuja Vaidya -
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