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Millennial Doctors, Patients Shaping Healthcare World

Millennials have been bringing new ideas and ways of doing things to many workplaces for at least a decade now. But the impact of this generation — born between 1982 and 2000 — is just now being felt in healthcare as younger physicians finish their medical training in their early to mid 30s, and as millennials leave their parents’ health insurance.

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MIS, outpatient spine, robotics & more — Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics’ surgeons talk technology

Continuously investigating innovative approaches to old techniques or developing novel technology for uncharted territory, device companies flood the spine industry with instrumentation and clinical support. Philip Schneider, MD, and Michael Goldsmith, MD, of The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics in Bethesda, Md., highlight the various impacts of technology in the spine industry.

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Healthcare urgently needs a Copernican Revolution

Fueled by advances in digital technology and associated cultural changes, we are in the midst of experiencing a paradigm shift from a predominantly provider-centered to a customer-centered model. Yet, despite the strong evidence of this shift and technology’s power to transform business models in other industries, many healthcare leaders are having difficulty coping with this change.

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Is knee-replacement surgery worth it?

When a knee is replaced, a surgeon cuts away damaged bone and cartilage from the thighbone, shinbone and kneecap. To replace it, the surgeon uses an artificial joint made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers. The Mayo Clinic says these procedures can reduce pain and restore function.

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Should Medicare allow total joints in ASCs? Q&A with Drs. Barry Waldman, Derek Johnson

Outpatient total joint replacements are gaining steam; physicians across the country are preforming outpatient total joints in hospitals as well as ASCs. Medicare is also considering removing total joint replacements from the inpatient only list. Surgeons discuss outpatient total joint replacements in their practices and where the procedure is headed in the future.

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