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Long-term Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Implant Market Analysis From 2018 To 2023 Leading Growth Drivers, Emerging Audience, Competitors Strategy, Regional Analysis and Growth by Top Leaders |

long-term impact of covid-19 pandemic on medical implant market analysis from 2018 to 2023 leading growth drivers, emerging audience, competitors strategy, regional analysis and growth by top leaders |

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Long-term Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Implant Market Analysis From 2018 To 2023 Leading Growth Drivers, Emerging Audience, Competitors Strategy, Regional Analysis and Growth by Top Leaders | Medgadget

Long-term Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Implant Market Analysis From 2018 To 2023 Leading Growth Drivers, Emerging Audience, Competitors Strategy, Regional Analysis and Growth by Top Leaders |




















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Telehealth grows during pandemic, but remains out of reach for underserved communities

telehealth grows during pandemic, but remains out of reach for underserved communities

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Telehealth — healthcare and health-related information delivered remotely through telecommunication — has been at the University since the mid-1990s, but COVID-19 has made patients and physicians alike eager to use telehealth in the era of social distancing and personal protective equipment shortages. While this improves access to patient monitoring and specialist care for some, those who cannot afford the technology are left out. 
For telemedicine in general, business is booming. Karen Rheuban, co-founder and director of the University’s Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth, said the sudden expansion of the telemedicine program in the University Health System, as well as sudden changes related to billing and license restrictions, has required an “all hands on deck approach.” 

In 2019, the center for telehealth supported slightly more than 20,000 telemedicine visits, but mid-March through mid-May of 2020 it had 44,400 visits. Meanwhile, outpatient visits have dropped by 90 percent. To accomplish such a rapid transformation, the center deployed webcams and other hardware to the clinics, correctional facilities and long-term care facilities that it partners with. The University Health System has spent approximately $2 million to expand telemedicine within the University and for community partners. 
The center also kept abreast of continual changes regarding medical technologies that are federally …

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Ping An Voyager Fund Leads Investment in PlusDental to Enhance Modern Dentistry in Europe

ping an voyager fund leads investment in plusdental to enhance modern dentistry in europe

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HONG KONG and SHANGHAI, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (hereafter “Ping An” or the “Group”, HKEx:2318; SSE:601318) is delighted to announce that its fintech and healthtech investment arm Ping An Global Voyager Fund has invested in digital dentistry platform PlusDental in its series C funding of EUR32 million. This investment aims to boost innovation of digital dentistry in Europe.
Additional existing investors in PlusDental include HV Holtzbrinck Ventures and Lakestar.
PlusDental is a Berlin-based health-tech company specializes in digital dentistry and aesthetic orthodontic treatments with clear aligners. PlusDental achieves first-class medical treatment results through direct cooperation with excellent local dentists. The entire therapy process is fully digitalized, from appointment to 3D treatment plan, from follow-up checks to billing. More than 70 highly qualified dentists in private practice across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain and Spain are already using the Digital Dentistry Platform. The medical technology used is developed in PlusDental’s own dental laboratory in Berlin, managed by several master dental technicians to the highest standards.
With the investment, PlusDental will further develop the proprietary digital dentistry platform and continue German and European business expansion.
Ping An, one of the largest financial services companies in the …

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Medical Technology Deals a Question of When, Not If, Citi Says

medical technology deals a question of when, not if, citi says

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The pace of mergers and acquisitions has plunged during the pandemic but the return of takeovers for companies in the medical technology sector is a given, according to one Citi analyst.“As the immediacy of the crises seems to be easing, investor conversations have begun to turn to consolidation,” analyst Joanne Weunsch said.“M&A is always a matter of when the time is ‘right’ for both parties,” she wrote in a note to clients. Deals are likely to come from “the usual suspects with balance sheet flexibility,” her list of potential buyers includes large devicemakers like Abbott Laboratories, Baxter…
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The Legal Case for Home Health Telehealth Reimbursement – Home Health Care News

the legal case for home health telehealth reimbursement – home health care news

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Although this may soon change, home health providers remain limited in using telehealth technologies in their day-to-day operations.

In March, Congress made it clear through the CARES Act that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should do everything in its power to promote the use of telehealth tools during the COVID-19 emergency. Many home health advocates believed the legislation would lead to direct reimbursement for virtual visits, but it ultimately fell short of such action.

Rebecca Gwilt, a partner and co-founder of health care innovation firm Nixon Law Group, was among those who believed the CARES Act would take stronger steps to support telehealth usage across the continuum of care.

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“I was surprised the CARES Act failed to provide a pathway for home health providers to get paid for providing remote care,” Gwilt told Home Health Care News. “[In turn], CMS encouraged the use of telehealth for home health patients, but did not change the policy that only counts in-person visits for the purpose of paying full reimbursement for an episode of care.”

Because Congress and CMS haven’t created a mechanism for telehealth reimbursement, home health providers are effectively penalized for using such tools to …

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What is telehealth? How technology is improving the future of medicine

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Technology isn’t just for video games and social media. It can also give you access to important services, like medical aid. With telehealth, you’re able to check in with healthcare professionals from the comfort of your own home, and that’s just the start. Here’s why telehealth is deemed by many as the future of health care — and how you can make the most of all these digital services to stay healthy and safe. 

Telehealth is the remote access of health care services with telecommunications technology, such as computers and mobile devices. There are many services that fall under telehealth, but the one you’re most likely to use is called telemedicine. The difference between telehealth and telemedicineTelemedicine is what allows you to receive remote clinical services. For example, this would include a virtual appointment with your doctor or digital access to your medical records. Telehealth, on the other hand, encompasses services that medical professionals are more likely to utilize, such as provider training, administrative meetings, or medical education. So, while telehealth broadly refers to almost any digital activities for health care workers, telemedicine is patient-facing and the practice of delivering care remotely. These are some of the most common and useful …

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Larry Hungerford: Health care and technology: My four favorite sector mutual funds

larry hungerford: health care and technology: my four favorite sector mutual funds

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Investing in only one sector of the stock market is typically higher risk than buying a diversified group of stocks as most mutual fund managers do. However, I argue that the superior returns generated from picking the best sectors are well worth the added risk.Tuesdays through Fridays, USA Today publishes the daily, the four-week and the year-to-date results for 10 market sectors. They are always listed in order based on best-to-worst YTD return. The rankings of this writing are:Technology.Consumer discretionary.Health care.Telecom.Consumer staples.Materials.Utilities.Industrials.Financials.Energy.

Through Wednesday, the YTD return differences between my two favorite sectors, technology (plus 5.7%) and health care (minus 1.4%), and the two worst-retuning sectors, financial services (minus 27.8%) and energy (minus 33.3%), were incredible high as you can see by the preceding numbers. The S&P 500 has declined 6.0% YTD.The only reason that consumer discretionary (minus 0.1%) edged out health care for second best YTD results is that Amazon, my most recommended stock, is up 29% this year. Even though almost all of us think of it as a tech stock, Amazon is classified as a consumer discretionary stock. It has averaged an incredible 34% a year for the past 10 years!Given the ever-increasing use …

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ZetrOZ Systems Announces Dr. George Lewis to Speak at the 2020 National Institutes of Health Pain Consortium Symposium

zetroz systems announces dr. george lewis to speak at the 2020 national institutes of health pain consortium symposium

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TRUMBULL, Conn., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ZetrOZ Systems is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. George Lewis as a keynote speaker at the 2020 National Institutes of Health Pain Consortium Symposium. This year’s event will be held virtually and focus on breakthrough technologies that improve the understanding of pain and the ways to manage it. 
Dr. Lewis will speak about Sustained Acoustic Medicine (sam®), wearable long-duration ultrasound in the treatment of chronic pain from overuse injuries and joint arthritis. sam® is the only FDA-cleared prescription home-use medical device that uses ultrasonic waves over multiple hours to increase circulation, modulate cellular activity and reduce pain. The non-invasive, targeted, and opioid-free sam® treatment is based on a decade of multi-site collaborative research studies across the United States. The presentation will review the clinical literature and mechanisms of action behind the sam® treatment algorithm, including how the treatment inhibits inflammatory pathways and stimulates soft tissue repair in common chronic pain conditions. Additionally, the presentation will discuss new emerging research with sam® as a localized drug delivery approach to improve the efficacy of common nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the safe management of chronic pain. 
“Recent clinical studies supported by the National Institutes of Health have …

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New National Poll Shows 75% of Patients Ready to Go Back to the Doctor

new national poll shows 75% of patients ready to go back to the doctor

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Guidance released last week by AdvaMed, AORN, AHA “an important step” to resuming critical medical procedures  May 28, 2020, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recent nationwide polling data shows 75% of Americans are ready to visit the doctor’s office again.

“We already knew that too many patients have been going without the care that is absolutely vital to their health, and what this poll confirms is that patients themselves are anxious and ready to continue the care that was put on pause because of COVID-19,” said Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of AdvaMed. “It’s time for these essential medical procedures to resume. Last week, we joined AORN and AHA in releasing ‘Re-entry Guidance for Health Care Facilities and Medical Device Representatives,’ which is an important step toward helping providers get patients safely and responsibly back to the care they need.”

The May 20 poll, which included 593 respondents, indicated three quarters would be willing to visit a doctor’s office tomorrow “without hesitation.” The “Back To Normal Barometer” poll was conducted by Engagious in conjunction with the Sports and Leisure Research Group and ROKK Solutions.

The milestone is particularly significant given that nearly half (48%) of American adults polled said either they or someone in their …

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