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November 2015

Surgeon Operated on Wrong Part of Brain

Officials: Surgeon and his team skipped the time out and hid the error afterwards.

Published: November 24, 2015

Widow Sues Olympus and Custom Ultrasonics Over Husband's Superbug Death

Suit: Defectively designed duodenoscope made parts of the instrument difficult to access for cleaning and sterilization.

Published: November 23, 2015

Surgeons Reach Peak Performance Between 35 and 50 Years Old

Evidence suggests that post-op complication rate higher in surgeons with 20+ years of experience.

Published: November 19, 2015

Results From Head-to-Head Comparison of Exparel and Conventional Bupivacaine

New study shows not much separates standard bupivacaine from pricey Exparel.

Published: November 12, 2015

Forbes: Punitive Ban on Physician-Owned Hospitals Imposed by the Affordable Care Act Has to Go

Hospitals owned by physicians are often the most efficient, state-of-the-art facilities in the country.

Published: November 11, 2015

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October 2015

Federal Budget Takes Aim at Hospital-Owned Surgery Centers

"Site-neutral" provision applies to facilities acquired after 2016.

Published: October 30, 2015

Smith & Nephew Acquires Blue Belt Technologies

The $275M deal creates a power player in robotics-assisted orthopedic surgery.

Published: October 29, 2015

10 Workarounds Toward Efficiency

Hack your workflow to make life at your facility easier.

Published: October 29, 2015

Study: Medication Errors Rampant During Surgery

Rapidly changing conditions cultivate a mistake-filled culture.

Published: October 27, 2015

How Does Dropless Cataract Surgery Affect Healthcare Costs?

Avoiding post-op drops can also reduce patients' costly co-payments by billions, a new study finds.

Published: October 26, 2015

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September 2015

Patients Give Thumbs-Up to Online Post-op Visits

Surgeons agree: Virtual consultations can be just as effective as in-person visits.

Published: September 24, 2015

Hospital: No Infections Found in Children Treated with Dirty Surgical Instruments

The Seattle Children's Hospital says 2,000 of the 12,000 patients at risk have been tested and cleared so far.

Published: September 23, 2015

What to Make of These Bair Hugger Lawsuits

Should you be concerned that forced-air warmers could cause SSIs?

Published: September 23, 2015

New Law Tightens Regulation of California Surgical Centers

Legislation calls for unannounced accreditation inspections, mandatory 2-year physician peer reviews and more sharing of information.

Published: September 22, 2015

Florida Health System Settles Stark Law, False Claims Allegations for $69.5 Million

Broward Health allegedly rewarded physicians for referrals and penalized them for accepting charity cases.

Published: September 16, 2015

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