Standards Committee Recommends UDIs on Claims Forms
The Accredited Standards Committee X12 this week recommended that unique device identifiers be required on health insurance claims forms when high-risk medical devices are implanted or removed, but the healthcare industry is divided on the move.
Hearing Aid Debate Reaches Congress
Senators introduce legislation that would allow patients to buy some types of hearing aids over the counter, amplifying the debate over access and best care.
2016 Medtech Company of the Year Finalists: Verb Surgical
Verb SurgicalVerb Surgical plans to debut a prototype of its surgical robotic system by the end of the year.A strategic partnership between Johnson & Johnson and Google’s health sciences sister company Verily, Verb Surgical is seeking to do nothing less than democratize surgery through advance...
2016 Medtech Company of the Year Finalists: Stryker
StrykerStryker expanded its analytics platform to help customers cope with bundled payments for joint replacement procedures.Nearly every medtech company today pays lip service to the idea that providers are no longer willing to pay more for technologies that come with new bells and whistles but no ...
2016 Medtech Company of the Year Finalists: Medtronic
MedtronicMedtronic's Micra was the first transcatheter pacemaker to gain FDA approval in the United States.Medtronic scored some major wins this year when it came to FDA approvals of innovative products. That was especially true in the cardiovascular and diabetes spaces.In April, Medtronic beat St. ...
2016 Medtech Company of the Year Finalists: Mazor Robotics
Mazor RoboticsMazor Robotics will launch its Mazor X surgical robotic system in late October.Robots have been all the rage in 2016, with a number of new competitors stepping up to give market leader Intuitive Surgical a run for its money. In this increasingly crowded field, Israel-based Mazor Roboti...
2016 Medtech Company of the Year Finalists: iRhythm Technologies
iRhythm TechnologiesiRhythm's Zio XT patch provides continuous cardiac monitoring for up to 14 days.With a wearable device that works and Big Data that can make a difference, San Francisco-based iRhythm Technologies has hit on a winning combination.The company’s FDA-cleared chest-worn Zio XT patch...
2016 Medtech Company of the Year Finalists: Edwards Lifesciences
Edwards LifesciencesEdwards Lifesciences could be first to market with a TMVR system.A perennial top name in the medical device industry, Edwards Lifesciences continued its solid performance this year. The Irvine, CA-based company has racked up repeated wins in its transcatheter aortic valve (TAVR) ...
2016 Medtech Company of the Year Finalists: CVRx
CVRxCVRx's Barostim Neo treats high blood pressure and heart failure using pacemaker technology.Minneapolis-based CVRx’s technology is another great example of pacemaker technology being used in areas of the body other than the heart. It is a lucrative area of expansion in the medical device indus...
2016 Medtech Company of the Year Finalists: Carbon
CarbonCarbon's CLIP process can 3-D print objects significantly faster than traditional 3-D printers.Just picture a polymer object literally rising out of a pool of liquid media in minutes rather than the hours it would take for a traditional 3-D printer to lay down material. That’s the enticing r...