Seven orthopedic industry thought leaders predict what the future holds for big orthopedic device companies. Chase Behrendt, MBA, CMPE, CEO, Fox Valley Orthopaedics (Geneva, Ill.): I see the orthopedic device companies continuing to do well over the course of the next several years as they pursue mergers and acquisitions to take advantage of economies of scale and tax inversions to lower their corporate tax rates. Inevitably, the payers will reduce reimbursement to providers
All too often, managers behave as if relationships are built at the office holiday party and other social events and are hindered by actually working. If the only way you build connections with your employees is by chitchatting, you’ll either spend valuable time not working or overbook your calendar with social obligations. Instead of relying on long lunches or happy-hour drinks, build good relationships with your employees by making sure they feel heard: Get to know what you
The Affinis Short is a shoulder endoprosthesis which can be implanted in only a few steps and whose bone-sparing design enables restoration of the glenohumeral geometry. The anatomical ceramic head, in combination with the Glenoid vitamys, minimises polyethylene wear compared to conventional bearings. 1, 2 The short stem has a bone window and a large-pored titanium structure with a calcium phosphate coating which promotes osseointegration and ensures good secondary stability.
In a turbulent environment, it is vital for healthcare companies to build business models that can withstand uncertainty and change. Published: December 15, 2017 The clock speed of the healthcare industry has been accelerating for years. And now the pace is growing frenetic. Consider the news from just one week. U.S. insurer UnitedHealth Group, which has been building its Optum subsidiary into a health services juggernaut, acquired DaVita Medical Group, adding significantly t
See through the skin of the patient, a dream of a doctor become a reality : a surgeon has placed an implant shoulder with a helmet with augmented reality. A system that allowed him to see the position of the bodies and muscles, blood vessels and nerves through the skin. The surgeon was also in relationship with medical teams international (South Korea, United Kingdom and the United States). This is the first time in the world that a transaction is carried out through a system