Toshiba America Medical Systems has added two software augmentations from Pie Medical Imaging to its Infinix-i cardiovascular X-ray devices to improve the way doctors perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures. The 3mensio Valve software is designed to help doctors in treatment planning, while the CAAS A-Valve software is used during interventional procedures.
The Medical Society of Milwaukee County plans to launch a database that will help doctors track and prevent painkiller abuse in the county. The society plans to standardize patient medication-management agreements to prevent doctors from operating in isolation and to seek legislation that would mandate a statewide system.
International Association of Dental and Medical Disciplines members who have online visits with their patients will receive reimbursement from Aetna and Cigna. "People can wait a long time to get in to see their primary care doctor and longer for a specialist. ... To have immediate access is huge," said a medical director for Aetna. More insurers are expected to follow.