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  1. Why FDA drug reviewers often transition to the pharmaceutical industry

    In a recent BMJ article, investigators uncovered more than 25 percent of FDA cancer and hematology drug reviewers who left the agency between 2001 and 2010 now work or consult for pharmaceutical companies, according to Kaiser Health News. In the study, Portland-based Oregon Health and Science University researchers tracked 55 FDA reviewers in the hematology-oncology field from 2001 through 2010 by using LinkedIn, PubMed and other publicly available job data.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Aetna & Apple team up to offer smartwatch; are more Apple-payer partnerships coming down the pipeline? — 4 notes

    Aetna will now offer customers and employees discounts on Apple's smartwatch, which Apple hopes will increase sales, according to Bloomberg.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. St. Mary Medical Center honors founding board member through The Sidney T. Yates Outpatient Building — 4 takeaways

    Lanhorn, Pa.-based St. Mary Medical Center is renaming its outpatient surgery center in honor of founding board member Sidney Yates, according to The Intelligencer.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Smart healthcare products market to hit nearly $57.9B by 2023 — 6 things to know

    The smart healthcare products market is expected to grow significantly through 2023, according to Transparency Market Research report.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 21 most globally competitive countries: US at No. 3

    The World Economic Forum released The Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017, assigning competitiveness rankings based on the Global Competitive Index.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 25 things for ASC leaders to know for September

    Here are 25 updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know from the past month.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Cut waste & boost profitability in your ASC by effectively managing OR inventory

    Ambulatory surgery center leaders face the challenge of reducing costs while increasing patient volume and offering high quality service.  By Megan Wood -

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  1. FDA approves Janssen Biotech's STELARA; Boston Scientific leads GI/endoscopic device market & more: 7 GI company key notes

    Here are seven updates on gastroenterology and endoscopy companies.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Outpatient hip resurfacing lowers cost up to 60%: 5 study insights

    Performing hip resurfacing as an outpatient procedure may help hospitals and surgery centers mitigate cost, according to a study published in Orthopaedic Proceedings.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Increasing the bottom line by managing your technology infrastructure

    Underinvesting in technology can cost an ASC millions; not only can a sound technological infrastructure have an immediate effect on your ASC, but the long term outlook can raise your bottom line.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Alaska health department and Xerox settle over botched Medicaid payments: 7 things to know

    Xerox State Healthcare and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services have settled complaints concerning the management of Medicaid claims, the Alaska Dispatch News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Boston Scientific buying EndoChoice for $210M: 3 takeaways

    Georgia-based EndoChoice will be purchased by Boston Scientific after the device company agreed to pay $210 million, the Boston Globe reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Some payers & providers are moving toward value-based care, while others are lagging — 6 key findings

    Many providers and payers alike are looking to transition into value-based care reimbursement models, but not all providers are on the same page, according to Health Payer Intelligence.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. TriHealth to open multispecialty surgery center — 5 things to know

    Cincinnati-based TriHealth is building a new outpatient surgery center in Anderson Township, Ohio, according to Cincinnat!  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. MFC's Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital to acquire Prairie States Surgical Center — 5 takeaways

    Sioux Falls (S.D.) Specialty Hospital, a part of Medical Facilities Corp., acquired Prairie States Surgical Center in Sioux Falls.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. How to calculate physician turnover costs — 3 key thoughts

    David Alemian, MD, provides physicians a step-by-step guide to calculating physician turnover costs in Physician's Money Digest.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. Clinton & Trump don't hold back in 1st debate — cybersecurity, healthcare receive brief spotlights: 6 takeaways

    The 2016 presidential nominees battled it out during the first debate on Sept. 26, at one point touching on healthcare and cybersecurity, according to Healthcare IT News.  By Megan Wood -
  7. ICD-10 grace period up Oct. 1: 5 things to know

    The grace period for ICD-10 ends Oct. 1, 2016, which could spell trouble for ASCs that haven't been keeping up with the change. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Uber jumps into healthcare with Circulation platform for non-emergent care: 6 key points

    Uber officially launched its hospital pilot program for non-emergent medical transportation after partnering with Circulation, a healthcare-focused transportation platform. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Back in business: Caryl Serbin on big challenges for ASCs & launching Serbin Medical Billing

    ASC industry veteran Caryl Serbin, RN, BSN, LHRM, President and Founder of Serbin Medical Billing, is back in business. With 30-plus years of experience in healthcare, Ms. Serbin is back to offer her concierge services for ASC billing to clients across the industry. By Laura Dyrda -

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