Apple dedicates a portion of its AppStore to help docs find the best health care apps for the iPad and iPhone.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Health care providers now have their own section of the successful AppStore, called "Apps for Healthcare Professionals," currently includes 49 apps for iPhone users and 52 for iPad.
The new section includes six categories for doctors to choose from: reference apps, educational apps, EMR & parient monitoring apps, imaging apps, point of care apps and personal care apps, and about a dozen of the apps are for consumer use.
LabCorp pays a hefty fine to settle accusations that it charged California's Medicaid program much higher prices than other groups and that it offered illegal kickbacks in exchange for referrals.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) agreed on a $50 million settlement on a whistleblower lawsuit accusing the company of overcharging Medicaid and giving kickbacks in exchange for referrals for its lab tests.
The complaint accused LabCorp of charging California's Medicaid program prices as much as five times higher than it charged other customers and offered discounted or free tests to health care providers in exchange for referrals.
Mumbai surgeon performs knee surgery with tiny instruments attached to iPod Touch.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A Mumbai patient was on his feet one day after a physician performed knee replacement surgery on him using an iPod Touch.
Using a Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE:SNN) implant, Dr. Arun Mullaji performed the first commercial non-experimental orthopedic surgery in Asia to use an iPod Touch with tiny instruments attached to itself.
The top seven medical device stories for the week of August 22, 2011.
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The top three medical device stories for August 25, 2011.
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Newly resigned Apple CEO Steve Jobs has faced a private fight against pancreatic cancer since 2004 - these are the medical devices that could help keep him in the winner's corner.
Technology magnate and business icon Steve Jobs has kept his health a private matter since he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer mid-2004. His resignation yesterday as CEO of Apple Inc. (NSDQ:AAPL) has many wondering if he may have taken a turn for the worse.
Since becoming CEO in 1997, Jobs took Apple from a $2 billion afterthought to a contender for the world's most valuable company with $344 billion in market share.