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CMS Shares Proposed ASC, HOPD Payment Rule

On August 4, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed policies that are consistent with the directives in President Donald Trump’s Executive Order “Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors,” that aims to increase choice,...

Baylor College of Medicine Enrolling Patients in Study to train AI in assisting breast cancer surgery

The vast majority of breast cancer patients will undergo surgery as part of their treatment, and most of those patients will choose a lumpectomy to remove the tumor and conserve the breast. A surgical oncologist at Baylor College of Medicine is enrolling patients in a...

Ethicon Powered Staplers Associated with Lower Rate of Bleeding Complications During Sleeve Gastrectomy

Ethicon’s ECHELON Powered Stapler with Gripping Surface Technology (GST) reloads was associated with a lower rate of bleeding-related complications than Medtronic’s Signia Stapling System with Tri-Staple among patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for...

ECRI Helps Reduce Costs Amid Pandemic

ECRI recently released an enhanced value analysis workflow solution that drives team transparency, clinical engagement and improves efficiency of the medical product decision-making process. ECRI’s Value Analysis Workflow empowers supply chain leaders, value analysis...

CenTrak DuraTag

CenTrak’s Location Services platform streamlines the tracking and management of soiled utensils and trays by location and where they are in the sterilization process. An electronic monitoring system, like CenTrak’s Real-Time Location System (RTLS), increases safety with an automated alert to staff if a step of the sterilization process is missed, helping to eliminate a number of potential infection risks. CenTrak’s DuraTag is fully waterproof and withstands harsh high-level disinfection chemicals. The tag is compatible with CenTrak’s Clinical-Grade RTLS, enabling facilities to continually monitor assets locations to optimize workflow and utilization, meet compliance requirements and prevent shrinkage.

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