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DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction recently introduced two new technologies at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting — the ATTUNE Rotating Platform Knee and Anatomic Patella. The technologies are part of the ATTUNE Knee System, which is the company's largest research and development project for better range of motion and stability during daily activities. 
John Bartos, CEO of Collect Rx, will share his out-of-network experience at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine andBecker's 21st Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference.  Early registration for the June event ends May 1st. 
ASCs can maximize healthcare profits by developing an effective out-of-network strategy.  John Bartos of Collect Rx and other experts discuss the issues here.  
Dr. Imran Andrabi of Mercy Health Partners, Anthony Armada of Swedish Health Services, and Leslie Davis of Magee - Womens Hospital of UPMC are just a few of the CEOs that will speak at Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting.  Registration closes May 1st!  
Dr. Mick Perez-Cruet of Michigan Head and Spine Institute will discuss the cost benefit of minimally invasive spine surgery at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine. Early registration for the event ends May 1st! 
The U.S. market for pain management devices is estimated to reach a value of nearly $2.7 billion by 2022, according to a recent report by Decision Resources Group.  
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.  
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