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MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015 by MassDevice

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Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com's coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day's news to make sure you're up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.

 

U.S. government releases draft plan for electronic health data

January 30, 2015 by MassDevice

Obama administration proposes a plan to move most doctors, hospitals and their patients to national standards for handling electronic clinical data by the end of 2017.

(Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday proposed a plan to move most doctors, hospitals and their patients to national standards for handling electronic clinical data by the end of 2017.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as part of an effort to propel the $2.9 trillion U.S. healthcare system away from a costly fee-for-service system, released a report draft aimed at establishing an inter operable health information technology system that can be accessed by patients and their healthcare providers.

Hologic swings to Q1 black, raises outlook

January 30, 2015 by Mark Hollmer

Hologic puts black ink back in its fiscal Q1 ledger, meeting The Street with its fiscal 1st-quarter earnings and boosting its sales outlook for the rest of the year.

Hologic swings to Q1 black, raises outlook

Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) raised its sales guidance for fiscal 2015 after reporting robust fiscal 1st-quarter results.

Medical device tax: What we talk about when we talk about job losses

January 30, 2015 by Brian Johnson

MassDevice.com takes a look at how the numbers thrown around about job losses from the medical device tax are calculated.

Medical device tax: What we talk about when we talk about job losses

For going on 5 years now, opponents on both sides of the fight over the medical device tax have engaged in a rhetorical war about the number of jobs that will be lost to the levy.

IPO Thursday: Avinger, Entellus upsize, Presbia prices under range

January 30, 2015 by Brad Perriello

A trio of medical device companies priced their IPOs yesterday, with Avinger and Entellus upsizing their offerings and Presbia pricing under range.

IPO Thursday: Avinger, Entellus upsize, Presbia prices under range

It was medtech IPO day on Wall Street yesterday as a trio of medical device companies priced their initial public offerings.