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Articles Tagged "value"

Awake Spinal Fusion Surgeon Urges Industry to Consider Patient Experience

by BONEZONE | Jan 2019

Alok D. Sharan, M.D., shares how he started performing one-level lumbar spine fusion while patients are awake and offers product development considerations to device companies. “We believe that we’ve completely transformed the experience of spinal fusion surgery,” Dr. Sharan says.... Read more »

Surgeon Entrepreneurs Focus on Infection Prevention, Virtual Reality Training

by BONEZONE | Oct 2018

Javad Parvizi, M.D. and Justin Barad, M.D. are leading critical conversations in orthopaedics and are thinking differently about product development—albeit in different ways—while maintaining a focus on better patient outcomes. ... Read more »

Trauma Surgeon: Value-Based Orthopaedic Care Can Positively Impact U.S. Healthcare

by BONEZONE | Jul 2018

"The majority of devices have become commodities," says Dr. Peter Althausen. "Devices coming to market have not demonstrated improved outcomes, yet carry hefty price tags and are not affordable. Clearly there’s no winning argument to pay more for devices that do not improve outcomes."... Read more »

Hospital, Surgeons Provide Insight Into Purchasing Priorities

by BONEZONE | Jun 2018

The OMTEC® 2018 opening Keynote Panel offered perspective on hospital actions and priorities while addressing critical industry topics including pressure from public and private payors, bundled payments, value analysis committees and outpatient surgeries. ... Read more »

Generic Device OEM Defines Value in Orthopaedic Care

by BONEZONE | Jun 2018

We are witnessing the transformation of healthcare - the push to capture cost and outcomes data to support moving from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance medicine. ... Read more »