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1. 6 Hospitals & Health Systems Expanding Spine Programs

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:44
Here are six hospitals and health systems that are investing in expanding their spine programs.
A group of spine surgeon researchers examined the Hospital for Special Surgery Cervical Spine Surgery Expectations Survey to see how patient expectations impact recovery and outcomes after cervical spine surgery. The findings were published in an issue of Spine.
There have been several changes for spine and pain management professionals over the past few years, and leaders in the field are at the forefront of advocating for change.
Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Neb., announced the opening of a comprehensive spine center in North Platte, according to a NP Telegraph report.

5. 2014 Spine Device Award Winners Receive Recognition

Written by Ayla Ellison | Monday, 16 June 2014 12:41
At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven Conference in Chicago on June 13, Becker's Healthcare recognized the recipients of the 2014 Spine Device Award.

6. 5 Potential Advantages of Robot-Guided Surgery

Written by Ayla Ellison | Monday, 16 June 2014 12:34
At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven Conference in Chicago on June 13, Christoper R. Good, MD, Director of Research at Virginia Spine Institute provided five potential advantages of performing robot-guided surgery.
At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven Conference in Chicago on June 13, Morgan Lorio, MD, The Spine Health Foundation, provided several findings on minimally invasive spine procedures.
At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + the Future of Spine, June 12 in Chicago, Raqeeb Haque, MD, neurosurgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, discussed minimally invasive spine surgery and the paradigms it changes.
At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + the Future of Spine, June 12 in Chicago, Richard Wohns, MD, founder and president, NeoSpine; Richard Kube, MD, founder, owner and CEO, Prairie Spine and Pain Institute; and Kiran Chekka, MD, partner, Premier Pain Specialists, participated in a panel discussion on key clinical considerations and trends in spine surgery and pain management.

10. 5 Observations on Spinal Fusion Market Analysis

Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 16 June 2014 10:49
ReportsnReports has come out with a new estimate on the value of the spinal fusion market over the next six years. Here's how it compares to other reports from around the industry:

11. New Key Developments in Complex Cervical Spine

Written by Ayla Ellison | Monday, 16 June 2014 10:46
At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven Conference in Chicago on June 13, Krzystof Siemienow, MD, chief of spine surgery and assistant professor of orthopaedics and neurosurgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago gave a presentation titled "Complex Cervical Spine — Key Developments."
Physician, Former Six Term Governor of Vermont and Former Chairman of the Democratic National Convention, Howard Dean, and Former Ambassador to the United Nations and Republican Diplomat, John Bolton, each provided their insight into the state of healthcare and the state of America at the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven Conference in Chicago on June 13.
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurosurgeons and AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, released their comments on the Washington State Healthcare Authority Health Technology Assessment program, which is reviewing its coverage policy for lumbar spinal fusion.
A new study published in Spine examines national trends for pediatric idiopathic scoliosis patients undergoing spinal fusion.
  At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + the Future of Spine, June 12 in Chicago, Dotty Bollinger, RN, JD, CASC, LHRM, president and COO of Tampa, Fla.-based Laser Spine Institute, discussed the outcomes of procedures at their minimally invasive spine surgery-centric ambulatory surgery center as well as key considerations for ASCs looking into introducing MIS procedures.
At the 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + the Future of Spine, June 12 in Chicago, Mike Galvin, administrator of The Christ Hospital Spine Surgery Center in Cincinnati and Michael Stroup, senior vice president of acquisitions, United Surgical Partners International, discussed the prescription for a successful spine surgery center and how The Christ Hospital Spine Surgery Center has achieved great results.

17. Global Spine Outreach’s Life-Saving Work

Written by Helen Gregg | Sunday, 15 June 2014 14:24
  In a presentation during Becker’s ASC Review’s 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + the Future of Spine, June 14 in Chicago, Anthony Rinella, MD, discussed his work with Global Spine Outreach.

18. The Key to Value-Based Medicine: Patient Engagement

Written by Helen Gregg | Sunday, 15 June 2014 14:23
  In a presentation during Becker’s ASC Review’s 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + the Future of Spine, June 14 in Chicago, Linda Van Horn, president and CEO of 21st Century Edge Consulting discussed the role data and evidence-based medicine will have in the future of healthcare.
In a presentation during Becker’s ASC Review’s 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + the Future of Spine, June 14 in Chicago, Daniel Goldberg, CEO and creative director of Gold Medal Marketing, shared media and public relations strategies for spine surgery practices.
In a presentation during Becker’s ASC Review’s 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + the Future of Spine, June 14 in Chicago, Kim Woodruff, vice president of corporate finance and compliance at revenue cycle management solutions firm Pinnacle III, shared several strategies for maintaining a high-functioning in-house business office at ambulatory surgery centers.
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