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New WPI Center Hopes to Speed Up Medical Device Production
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is opening a new medical and technology development center it hopes will speed up the production of cutting edge medical devices and therapies for patients. PracticePoint at WPI, a public/private partnership announced Thursday, will include several testing suites to allow clinical...
April 18, 2017
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Are Serious Medical-Device Hacks Imminent?
Regulators and medical-device-makers are bracing for an expected barrage of hacking attacks even as legal and technical uncertainties leave them in uncharted territory. Tens of millions of electronic health records have been compromised in recent years, a number that is growing and, some...
April 11, 2017
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Multiple Companies Bidding to Buy Medtronic Medical-Supplies Business
Cardinal Health Inc. is among several companies that are bidding to buy Medtronic medical-supplies business, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday. Dublin, Ohio-based medical-products supplier Cardinal is the leading suitor, the news service reported, citing sources with knowledge of the deal. Northfield, Ill.-based Medline Industries Inc....
March 15, 2017
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Medical Device Tax Could be Repealed
The ACA replacement plan House Republicans released Monday would permanently repeal the medical device tax, reports MinnPost. Here are four things to know: The medical device tax entails a 2.3 percent excise tax on the sale of certain medical devices, payable by the manufacturer or...
March 10, 2017
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Aetna breaks up with Humana for $1B (updated)
Oh, the irony. Health insurers Aetna and Humana have officially terminated their merger plans, and they did it on Valentine’s Day. What’s more, Aetna has to pony up a cool $1 billion to do so. Aetna and Humana also said they have terminated separate...
February 17, 2017
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#Engage4Health: Looking for the Invisible at HIMSS17
As a physician who bridges health and tech, I always look forward to HIMSS and participating in the conversations and decisions that are revolutionizing the healthcare industry. A recent captivating #Engage4Health Twitter chat conversation which is sure to continue at the conference this...
February 14, 2017
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Digital Birth Certificates Could Solve Healthcare Security Issues 
A security expert has proposed enforcing the use of “digital birth certificates” to protect medical devices and patient data. The breadth and scope of cyber attacks have increased in recent years. It is now not only consumer PCs, enterprise networks, or government agencies...
February 8, 2017
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Patient-matching startup Verato raises $12.5M Series B 
Verato, a startup provider of what its CEO called “patient matching as a service,” disclosed Monday that it has closed on a $12.5 million round of Series B venture capital. Bessemer Venture Partners and Columbia Capital co-led the investment round. Both investors had participated in Verato’s...
February 8, 2017
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The Internet of Things Transforming Healthcare as We Know It
IoT will have an impact on the healthcare industry. It is already been used both at the doctor and patient levels. The various devices like glucose meters, thermometers, electrocardiogram etc are being connected so that the patient can keep a tab on his...
February 3, 2017
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