August 20, 2018

AMSECT’s Recommendation on Portable and Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices

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2011 Annual Financial Report

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Hospitals purchasing cutting-edge, hybrid operating rooms

Hospitals all over the country are purchasing cutting-edge operating rooms in anticipation of a new wave of minimally invasive heart procedures expected to gain federal approval over the next few years. Called hybrid ORs, the new operating rooms meld modern surgical innovations with equipment and staffing for conventional open-heart procedures. If something goes wrong during a simple stent procedure, for example, the rooms also have surgical equipment to quickly cut open someone's chest … [Read more...]

Hospital deals raise questions about less competition

BY ERIN L. NISSLEY (STAFF WRITER) Published: August 8, 2011 Separate deals involving two area hospitals may raise red flags because of the potential to shrink competition in the region, though it is too soon to say when federal and state officials may weigh in, experts said. About two weeks ago, Community Medical Center announced plans to join with Geisinger Health System. The same day, it was announced that Moses Taylor Hospital and its affiliate, Mid-Valley Hospital, had forged an … [Read more...]

Electronic records no panacea for health care industry

Studies show errors, inefficiencies still occur in medical services Sunday, August 07, 2011 By Bill Toland, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette It has become health care industry dogma that electronic records can help improve efficiency. Reduce errors. Save lives. And -- just maybe -- put the brakes on runaway health costs, by allowing better sharing of patient information and eliminating duplicative services. It's why hospitals and physicians' practices across the country want a piece of the $27 … [Read more...]

Governor Rendell signs Perfusion Licensure Bills

Governor Rendell signs Perfusion Licensure Bills

It's  the Law!!! Governor Rendell signs Perfusion Licensure Bills Gov. Ed Rendell signed into law Rep. Dante Santoni’s legislation (H.B.s 500 and 501) that requires perfusionists to be licensed in Pennsylvania and added to the state Board of Medicine and state Board of Osteopathic Medicine. Perfusionists are the medical professionals who monitor and analyze heart-lung machines during complicated procedures such as open-heart surgery and live-donor organ transplants. … [Read more...]