Legacy MedSearch CEO Paula Rutledge on the State of the Medical Device Market

Thanks to Joe Hage for the 10X Conference. I’m on my way to Chicago for the MedCity Invest meeting but of the 11 conferences we’ve attended this year, this one was the most valuable. My talk was on the job market in medical devices, but since that talk, just two weeks ago, unemployment in our…

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Medical Systems Hacks Are Scary, but Medical Device Hacks Could Be Even Worse

Medical Device

On Friday, a major cyber attack hit health systems around the world. In Britain, where the attack affected hospital IT systems, doctors were unable to access patient records. Ambulances were diverted and emergency care delayed. Unfortunately, attacking hospital IT systems is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cyber vulnerabilities in the health…

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Heart Rate Apps, Not as Accurate as You Think

Heart Rate Apps

Consumers are being warned about the accuracy of heart rate apps after a study found huge variability between commercially available apps, even those using the same technology. The research is published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. “Heart rate apps come installed on many smartphones and once people see them it is human…

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Christie Medical Holdings and B Braun Medical Announce Collaboration Aimed at Improving Peripheral IV Access Success

Christie Medical Holdings

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 27, 2017) — Christie® Medical Holdings, Inc., with its market-leading vein finder technology, VeinViewer® system, today announced an alliance with B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management. Intravenous (IV) therapy plays a central role in patient care with as many as 90 percent of hospital patients receiving…

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Robotic Drill Could Perform Surgery 50x Faster

Robotic Drill

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A robotic drill could perform your future surgery — way, way faster than usual. Researchers from the University of Utah have created an automated machine that can do a complicated cranial surgery 50 times faster than standard procedures. The team’s approach reduces the surgery time from two hours with a hand…

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Cardiologist Warns Against Dissolvable Stents in NEJM


In a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) editorial published last week, Debabrata Mukherjee, M.D., provides expert commentary on bioresorbable stents, an alternative to the traditional stents used in patients with cardiac conditions. In his editorial, Dr. Mukherjee encourages cardiologists to continue using conventional drug-eluting stents, instead of the newer bioresorbable option. Conventional stents have…

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