Sunshine Act Update

By Jill | Medical Devices

When the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, the law included a provision called the Physician Payment Sunshine Plan. However, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) did not release final regulations to implement the Sunshine Act until February 2013.

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Can the Healthcare Industry Beat Ebola?

By Jill | Medical Devices

In August 2014, American missionary workers Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol returned to the United States after contracting Ebola in Liberia. Since that time, the healthcare industry has been at the forefront of Ebola management efforts. Brantly and Writebol were both treated with a previously unknown experimental drug ZMapp, developed by a small San […]

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The Affordable Care Act’s Medical Device Tax: Where Are We Now?

By Jill | Medical Devices

When the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, lawmakers included a 2.3% excise tax on gross sales of medical products. The tax, which went into effect in January 2013, was projected to raise about $30 billion over the coming decade to help pay for extending health care coverage to the uninsured under […]

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Survey Says – Run!

By Jill | Editorial

What if there was a miracle drug that could add years to your life and didn’t cost a thing? Well, it’s here and it’s called exercise, specifically running. According to a study of 55,000 adults in Dallas who were monitored from six to 24 years, those who ran as little as five minutes a day […]

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China Healthcare Outlook

By Jill | Marketing

When it comes to discussing China and healthcare, it’s a matter of numbers—BIG numbers. China is the most populous nation on earth, with 1.4 billion people. The number of Chinese people who live by middle class standards is 474 million. That’s nearly 150 million more than the entire population of the United States. In 2014, […]

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Will Google Disrupt Telehealth?

By Jill | Editorial

Imagine you’re searching the Internet for information about those funny lumps on your elbow or that queasy feeling in your stomach, and you are suddenly looking at a popup window with a live doctor waiting to help you. You might think that’s either fantastic or disturbing. But it is part of Google’s Helpouts platform, a […]

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Ebola Facts Vs Fiction

By Jill | Editorial, , ,

More than 450,000 Americans die every year from tobacco use, and around 300,000 die from obesity related diseases. To date, less than 5,000 people have died worldwide from the 2014 Ebola outbreak. As of this writing, only one person has died in the United States, and his infection originated in Liberia. Despite the widespread panic […]

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Whats Happening with Healthcare Construction?

By Jill | Editorial

In April 2014, the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, noted a major milestone. More than 8 million Americans signed up for health insurance. The newly insured joined the ranks of 75 million aging baby boomers expected to increase demand on clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities across the nation.

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Google Glass is Coming to Healthcare

By Jill | Medical Devices, , ,

Depending on whom you talk to, Google Glass is either the next essential digital tool, think iPhone, or the newest toy for the ultimate geek, i.e., the Segway. Whatever you think of Glass, the wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display is poised to revolutionize healthcare.

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Future is Bright for Medtech Careers!

By Jill | Medical Devices

With an aging population that is living longer, orthopedics is one of the fastest growing medtech sectors. With millions of active seniors jogging, biking, and playing tennis, hips, knees and spines are wearing out. Companies that make orthopedic implants, surgical robots, artificial limbs, and other devices will experience the fastest growth. Cardiovascular disease is also […]

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