Diabetes is a main ingredient in Medtronic's Value Based Healthcare Program

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July 17, 2018 • 3 min read

There's been much talk on our forums about Medtronic's value based healthcare initiative and how the program brings value to Medtronic and the healthcare system as a whole. Just last week, Medtronic and UnitedHealthcare announced successful data showing the benefits of using Medtronic's MiniMed 670G system to help mitigate hospital costs....

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)....

How did did Atul Gawande end up running the Amazon-JP Morgan-Berkshire Hathaway health care company?

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June 25, 2018

BREAKING: Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase appoint Dr. Atul Gawande as CEO of healthcare venture

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June 20, 2018