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Purchasing Insight: Bone-graft Substitutes

Driven by an aging population and an expanding pool of younger patients, bone-graft substitutes are a $2.5 billion market, which should continue to rise as a result of minimally invasive procedure...

LeAnne Smith
LeAnne Smith
Consumables Analyst
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The Health of Healthcare: What the Growing Market Means for Providers

A Growing Market The U.S. is projected to spend at total of $3.06 trillion on healthcare in 2014, a 5.6% increase from projected expenditures during the previous year. This growth is attributed to a ...

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Purchasing Insight: Coronary Artery Stents

The delivery of coronary artery stents is a procedure that affects over 1 million patients each year in the United States. With an aging population, the declining cost of stents and reimbursement trac...

Wayne Adams, BSRT
Wayne Adams, BSRT
Clinical Analyst
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How Much Does a Nurse Call System Cost by Room?

As CMS and many private insurers discontinue reimbursement for hospital-acquired conditions (HACs), the cost savings of preventing falls, pressure ulcers and other HACs will frequently offset the cost...

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Purchasing Insight: Digital Mammography

Since the FDA approval for the first Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) system in 2011, this technology continues to prove its value and comprises a large portion of the mammography market. Currently ...

Rachael Bennett, BHS, R.T. (R)(T)
Rachael Bennett, BHS, R.T. (R)(T)
Clinical Analyst
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Tax Inversion Intrigues Medical Mergers

A growing trend in the healthcare field is landing some medical device and pharmaceutical companies in hot water for a controversial, tax-saving strategy called tax inversion. Lawmakers are taking not...

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Purchasing Insight: AAA Stent Grafts

Aortic aneurysm disease is among the leading cause of death in the U.S., estimated to affect 1.7 million people over the age of 55. The incidence for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), a bulging, weake...

Wayne Adams, BSRT
Wayne Adams, BSRT
Clinical Analyst
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CMS Issues Hospital Inpatient Payment Regulation

In August, CMS announced the final Inpatient Rule for FY 2015, indicating it will increase payments by 1.4% for inpatient procedures. Although any increase seems exciting, it is important to keep in m...

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Making Your Way Through a Medical Capital Budgeting Freeze

Financial uncertainties in the market today and shrinking margins are making it more challenging than ever for providers to acquire the capital items they need. Faced with this mounting pressure, CFOs...

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Medtronic External Pulse Generators

The external pulse generator (temporary pacemaker) market has been dominated by Medtronic for many years.   These are acute-care, short-term pacemakers used to maintain a patient’s heart rate temporar...

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The Power of ‘RE’

There is a strategic fork in the road ahead for healthcare providers in the U.S., as changes in the current climate make it more difficult than ever to find cost saving opportunities and experience gr...

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Preparing for Your Hospital Capital Budget Season

As the budgeting season begins and hospitals prepare for the new fiscal year starting on July 1st, it’s time to start thinking about a different way to budget for medical equipment. Normally end us...

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