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St. Peter's Healthcare has chosen athenahealth's electronic records service for its practices.     
Baxano Surgical, announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for its Avance MIS Pedicle Screw System.  
Charles A. Fager, MD, a pioneering neurosurgeon, died Tuesday, according to a Boston Globe report.  
Here three spine surgeons discuss what they would like to see Congress do with Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula in an ideal world.  
Data collection on minimally invasive spine surgery techniques is more common today than in the past, and long term data on several procedures will be available over the next decade to show efficacy. 
Both athenahealth and British Medical Association have invested in an app that will help patients to navigate their health needs after being discharged.  
Researchers examined 253 adult deformity correction patients to examine whether preoperative narcotics use had an impact on surgical outcomes and complications. The researchers published their findings in The Spine Journal. 
  Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for April 10, 2014.  
Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting will feature Alan Channing, CEO of Sinai Health System, in a session called "Surviving and Thriving as a Safety Net Hospital." All registration closes May 1st.  There are less than 65 spots left!  
The Food and Drug Administration granted 20 spine-related devices in March. 
Discuss professional service agreements in orthopedics and spine with Max Reiboldt of Coker Group at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference.  Early registration ends May 1st!  
Here are tips from Select International to make employee feedback systems more effective. 
Stefano Sinicropi, MD, has begun seeing patients at Apple Valley (Minn.) Medical Center, according to a Herald Online report.  
Troy M. Tippett, MD, was awarded the Harvey Cushing Medal by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons for his contributions to neurosurgery through leadership, service and dedication, according to a News-Medical report.  
Robert Watkins, MD, successfully performed spine surgery on New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, according to a report by The Times Picayune.  
Here are 4 important traits to focus on when building a team for your healthcare organization. 
A study recently published in The Spine Journal examined the cost and quality of life for patients with C5 palsy after posterior cervical decompression and fusion. 
Two U.S. Senators recently introduced a bill that would provide licensure clarity for sports medicine professionals, according to an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons news release. 
Ruth Brinkley, CEO of KentuckyOne Health, will present on a panel called "Perspectives from Top Women Leaders" at Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting.  There are only 80 spaces left!  
 Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic, and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference will take place June 12-14 in Chicago.  Claim your spot today! 
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