Plastic surgeons Neil Chen and Bill Loutfy offer a spa-like atmosphere to patients at their Sandia Surgery Center in Albuquerque, N.M. The surgical center has two fully equipped operating rooms and a pre- and post-operative room.
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 FDA approved Mylan's three doses of promethazine, a generic medicine for allergy, post-operative nausea and other conditions. The product is sold as brands including Phenergan, Pentazine and Phenadoz.
The majority of U.S. providers and hospitals still use paper records, which experts attribute to security concerns, cost barriers, few good software options, and a lack of leadership and incentives. Experts say the federal government could do a lot more to encourage providers and hospitals to adopt the technology.