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Zimmer Biomet releases suite of solutions to assist in transition to value-based health care models

July 26, 2016

Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. announced the integration of its existing consulting platform with Signature Solutions, a comprehensive suite of clinical services and technologies to assist in the transition of hospitals and medical practices to value-based health care models by maintaining patient outcomes and maximizing procedural and cost efficiencies across the entire episode of care.

According to a company press release, Signature Solutions will include interactive and proven patient engagement tools designed to educate patients about procedures and treatment options, facilitate physician-patient communication and increase patient adherence in preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative/rehabilitation protocols. It will also utilize a data mining and analysis platform that enables hospitals to collect critical patient-reported outcomes data that can factor into the level of reimbursement provided for each procedure. The release noted Signature Solutions will help hospitals improve patient outcomes, increase overall productivity and surgical efficiency by streamlining workflow, and enhance surgical and rehabilitation protocols through expert consulting services, digital health software solutions and personalized, patient-specific medical technologies and instruments.

CMS proposes new bundled payment models for high-quality cardiac, hip fracture care

July 26, 2016
The CMS has proposed new bundled payment models for high-quality cardiac and hip fracture care as part of continuing efforts to reward quality care at a lower cost. The…
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VIDEO: A look at wound complications following total ankle replacements

July 26, 2016
TORONTO — At the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Christopher E. Gross, MD, spoke about wound complications following total ankle…

Interventional Spine announces launch of new line of lumbar interbody fusion devices

July 26, 2016
Interventional Spine Inc. announced the launch of size additions to the Opticage lumbar fusion line for spine products and lordotic versions for interbody device…
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VIDEO: Hunter discusses efficacy of ankle block, popliteal fossa block for forefoot procedures

July 26, 2016
TORONTO — At the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Joshua G. Hunter, MD, discussed a study which compared the efficacy of the ankle…
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Novel Protocol for Knee Mobilization Under Femoral and Sciatic Nerve Blocks for Postoperative Knee Stiffness

Orthopedics, July 2016, Volume 39 Issue 4
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of intermittent femoral and sciatic nerve blocks combined…
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Hip Resurfacing Implants: August 2015

Hip resurfacing offers a suitable solution for young patients affected by hip disease who have high function demands…
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American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting 2016

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting 2016

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VIDEO: Provance discusses orthopedic injuries, concussions in skiing, snowboarding

June 17, 2016
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