Reviewing the year in telehealth, plus a look at the challenges ahead for medtech startups.
A Look Back at the Year in Telehealth (Government Health IT)
Report: CMS Must Do More to Prevent Fraud by Medical Device Suppliers (Healthcare Finance News)
2012 to be Tough Year to get Medtech VC (StarTribune)
More Bad News for Medtech Startups (EE Times)
The Benefits of...
This week, Samsung surpassed Apple to become the No. 1 seller of smartphones. Also, more fallout from the Medtronic insulin pump hacking, and St. Jude gets clearance for an OCT-enabled device.
St. Jude Gets Clearance for OCT-enabled Artery Disease System (StarTribune)
Hackable Medtronic Insulin Pump Leads to Company Probe (MPMN)
Cook Group Chairman: Medical Device Tax Will Kill 15% of Medtech...
In this week's news, Abbott is splitting into two companies, and heart failure is sending fewer people to the hospital.
Abbott to Separate into Two Companies (Qmed)
Fewer Americans Hospitalized for Heart Failure (The Clinical Advisor)
What Does It Take to Innovate in Medtech? (MD+DI)
Danish Study Finds No Link Between Cell Phones and Cancer (Associated Press)
St. Jude's Daniel Starks Jabs...
This week, the industry continues its drum beat for device tax repeal, and a medical device incubator opens a new facility in Massachusetts.
Industry Continues to Call for Device Tax Repeal (Sacramento Bee)
About One-Third of Healthcare Organizations Have Interoperability Between Devices and EMRs (CMIO)
A Massachusetts Medical Device Incubator Opens its New Facility (UMass Lowell)
This week, one investment research firm sees a strong second half of 2011 for medtech stocks. Also, Could Omar Ishrak save the medical device industry?
Investment Research Firm Sees Potential for Medtech Stocks in Second Half of 2011 (MASS DEVICE)
AdvaMed Report: Device Tax Will Result in 43,000 Job Losses (Star Tribune)