Health Care

Whistle-blower files suit over alleged double-booked surgeries

Boston Globe – Orthopedic surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital repeatedly kept patients waiting under anesthesia longer — sometimes more than an hour longer — than was medically necessary or safe, as they juggled two or even three simultaneous operations, according to a federal lawsuit that alleges frequent billing fraud at the prestigious hospital. […]

Health Care

The Unsung Hero of the Orthopedic Industry – The Rep

LinkedIn – The orthopedic industry is changing faster than ever before. Whether you’re a surgeon, sales rep or orthopedic patient, much of the impact is less than positive. It seems that the industry is piling on the sales rep in an effort to marginalize and some might say eliminate the rep altogether. I recently read a headline about HCA’s record quarterly profits topping $980 MILLION. […]

Digital Health

The Bleeding Edge of VR & Healthcare

Forbes – On June 1, the first Virtual Reality and Healthcare Symposium to focus on the impact of virtual reality on health and medicine will take place at George Washington University. VR Voice, a content vertical on all things virtual reality, is launching the conference. A full day of presentations, exhibitors and networking will bring together technologists and healthcare experts to discuss the ways that virtual reality can, and already is, training and supporting health professionals, changing lives and healing patients. […]