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New Data Further Demonstrate Safety Benefits for World's Smallest Pacemaker

Partner News | Published: Friday, June 10, 2016

DUBLIN and NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 9, 2016 - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced new results from the Medtronic Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) Global Clinical Trial in a late-breaking trial

First Patient Treated with Medtronic Valiant Evo Thoracic Stent Graft System

Partner News | Published: Thursday, June 9, 2016

DUBLIN and HOUSTON - June 8, 2016 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) today announced the first patient enrolled in a clinical study assessing

Health Care’s Dirty Words

Blog | Published: Thursday, June 9, 2016

Big changes are underway in the health care IT world, which may bring to mind a list of industry words receiving a bad rap. Larry Sobal takes a tongue-in-cheek look at this area as he reveals health care’s top dirty words.


Profiles of Excellence: Penny Wilton

Blog | Published: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Dr. Penny Wilton is a presenter at the 2016 CVSL Symposium in Washington, D.C.
The topic? Aligning the CVSL Team on Quality, Safety and Finance. Learn more about her in this Profiles of Excellence interview.


What Happens if CAD is Bundled?

Blog | Published: Thursday, June 2, 2016

If CMS or other payers take on CAD as a bundled payment, one could predict the result would be a reduction in overall utilization and cost of care. But as Larry Sobal explains in this week’s blog post, the devil is in the details.


CV-Specific ACOs: A New Initiative to Accelerate Transformation

News | Published: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Being on the frontlines of cardiovascular health care, the MedAxiom community lives the day-to-day challenges of operating a successful program. We know many of you are finding that what has worked in the past—from the makeup of your provider teams to your reimbursement processes—may not work in the future. The shift to value-based medicine is ...


In Search of Coding Clarity: Conference Agenda Announced

News | Published: Thursday, May 26, 2016

Health care changes are happening at record speed and impact every sector of the industry—including billers and coders. With the current rate and complexity of change—as well as the shift toward data transparency and value—it can be difficult to get a clear picture of the new health care landscape and its implications for coders, their providers and organization. MedAxiom’s annual BOCN workshop provides a roadmap for ...


Physician Leadership: Performance Improvement Basics

Blog | Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Quality improvement centers on two key ideas: doing right things and doing things right. Leaders must be able to discern the big picture actions necessary to keep patients safe, provide them access, promote patient and physician/staff satisfaction, achieve evidence-based outcomes and do all of this cost-effectively.


News Releases Astellas Commitment to Creating Sustainable Community Impact Highlighted in Americas Corporate Social Responsibility Report Card 2015

Partner News | Published: Saturday, May 21, 2016

NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas today debuts its Americas Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report Card 2015 along with its new Social Responsibility platform of Living SMART

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