Category Archives: Heathcare Reform

Will innovation pay the price for med-tech biggering?

The urge to go on biggering and biggering and biggering has taken over the med-tech world. Barely a year after Zimmer and Biomet completed a $14 billion merger to become the second largest orthopedic device maker, the company now plans…

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We wish you a … tax repeal!

Right about this time last week, somewhere between the third slice of pumpkin pie and a turkey-induced coma, my mind drifted over some of the stories Medical Device Daily has covered in 2014 and all the things the med-tech industry…

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Combination diagnostics lead discussion for Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit

So what were the major talking points coming out of Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit? It certainly wasn’t a discussion on the lack of venture capital dollars available for med-tech start-ups – a topic that used to dominate conversations a…

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Enough stinky greens, med-tech wants dessert!

Change is what the American public was promised (or some might say threatened with) during the 2008 presidential election and for better or worse, the healthcare industry worldwide has been served an extra large helping of that change over the…

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MIS2013 coverage in 140 characters or less!

Love it or hate it, social media has become ingrained in most of our lives both personally and professionally. LinkedIn has made it easier than ever for professionals across business sectors to connect with one another and forge potential working…

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Faster results from diagnostics could reduce anxiety

How many of us have ever gone into the doctor to undergo some tests and then have to wait several days to get the results? Is it just me or can the wait be a bit maddening? I mean in…

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Rising insurance casts new light on Obama’s healthcare plan

Two things happened in January that really got the attention of a lot of people in this country – the payroll tax expired and in some cases insurance premiums went up. This cataclysmic effect sent many to Twitter and Facebook,…

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A refreshing take on the state of the med-tech industry

Here at Medical Device Daily¬†we’ve¬†become accustomed to the doom-and-gloom stories about our industry. The medical device tax provision in the Affordable Care Act and other emerging realities of healthcare reform along with worldwide economic sluggishness, regulatory and reimbursement challenges, consolidation…

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Finally, a positive healthcare experience

There has never been a shortage of negative news regarding the U.S. healthcare system, and for good reason. I could write a whole book on the subject, just based on my own bad healthcare experiences. But this is a mere…

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Med-tech innovation is dead, long live med-tech innovation

We have been hearing a lot about the death of innovation in the field of medical technology for the past few years, a victim; it would appear, of a sluggish worldwide economy and more stringent regulation and reimbursement policies. However,…

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