Medtronic and UnitedHealthcare Release Successful Value-Based Healthcare Data

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July 10, 2018 • 4 min read

Medtronic's value-based healthcare initiative has been a consistent conversation on our forums with community members trying to understand the specifics of the program and its benefit to the healthcare system as a whole. Some of the confusion was cleared up today as Medtronic and UnitedHealthcare announced first year results from their value-based relationship, which is focused on delivering patient-centered solutions that improve health outcomes while reducing soaring healthcare costs relat...

FDA Approves the Pulmonx Zephyr Valve for Emphysema Patients

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July 09, 2018 • 3 min read

In late June, the FDA approved the Zephyr Endobronchial Valve System, which is the first minimally-invasive device approved in the United States for treating patients with severe emphysema, a progressive and life-threatening form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)....

Surgeon calls out Abbott on Twitter over St. Jude ICDs

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June 20, 2018 • 4 min read

The way surgeons and medical device companies interact has officially been turned upside down. Who's the culprit? Twitter. No longer can a surgeon share a concern to their local sales rep and then rely on that rep to take their grievances up the corporate food chain. ...

NuVasive Launches AttraX Scaffold Biologic

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June 13, 2018 • 2 min read

NuVasive (NASDAQ: NUVA) announced the U.S. launch of AttraX® Scaffold, an absorbent ceramic-collagen bone graft with an optimized surface that has been validated in preclinical testing to drive increased bone formation and faster fusion than traditional ceramic bone grafts....