Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) announced today that its Gastrointestinal Business received a contract to install GI Genius systems at some Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities. The contract comes through a partnership with a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). Medtronic will install 115 GI Genius intelligent endoscopy modules across numerous VA medical facilities in the U.S. Veterans can now […]
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The U.S. Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Health and Human Services and Dept. of Veterans Affairs announced today that they formed a COVID-19 Insights Partnership. According to a news release, the trio of government agencies formed the partnership as an initiative to coordinate and share health data, as well as to research the virus and […]
CHF Solutions (NSDQ:CHFS) said yesterday that a U.S. Veterans Administration hospital in Florida received approval to begin an outpatient study using its Aquadex FlexFlow system for fluid overload in patients with heart failure. The study, approved by Tampa’s James Haley Veterans’ Hospital & Clinics institutional review board, will be the first of its kind to run […]
MiMedx (NSDQ:MDXG), already embroiled in an internal accounting snafu and several federal probes, reportedly held from government hospitals some of the lower-cost products it made available to private hospitals. In limiting its regenerative wound care offering to U.S. Veteran Affairs Dept. and other federal caregivers, Marietta, Ga.-based MiMedx ran up the tab on taxpayers, the Wall […]
The Department of Veterans Affairs inked an agreement with testing and safety firm Underwriters Laboratories to help secure their connected medical devices from cyberattacks, according to a new report from Federal Computer Week. Read the full story at our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing.
Former Advanced BioHealing executive Todd Clawson last week pleaded guilty to federal charges that he bribed U.S. Veterans Affairs Dept. doctors to use the company’s DermaGraft biologic wound dressing. Federal prosecutors accused Clawson, who left the company in 2012, of participating in a scheme to bribe VA physicians to use the DermaGraft diabetic foot ulcer treatment with a […]