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Patent Reform and What it Means for Medtech Innovators

By Jill | Medical Devices, , , , , , ,

The founding fathers of the United States were Renaissance Men. In addition to creating the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, several of them were also inventors. George Washington invented a 16-sided barn to thresh grain cleanly and efficiently. Thomas Jefferson invented the swivel chair and a cipher wheel used to encode secret messages. […]

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What Is Driving Medical Device Sales In 2013

By Jill | Medical Devices, , , , , , , , , , ,

When Medtronic manufactured the first pacemakers more than 50 years ago, physicians did not know what they were. The idea of implanting a man-made device in a patient’s chest sounded crazy. It was up to sales reps to teach doctors how pacemakers worked and how they could be used to safely treat patients. Reps had […]

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Obamacare and the Health Services Industry

By Jill | Editorial, , , , , , ,

When the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, backers promised it would provide more affordable, accessible and comprehensive health care and insurance coverage for all Americans, including 30 million people without health insurance. However, when this complex law is fully implemented in 2014, there will be winners and losers in the health services industry.

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