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Today's Issue of Medical Device Daily

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Today's Headlines

AAOS 2015 conference: Value over volume is the new shift in treating patients

LAS VEGAS — Reimbursement. Physician pay. Value over volume. All are words that were pretty common at the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS; Rosemont Illinois), annual meeting held last week at the Venetian/Sands EXPO in Las Vegas.

Public accusations and paranoia at FDA

As those in attendance at ACC 2015 know, Jeff Popma of Beth Israel Deaconess asked publicly whether the 30-day data for Sapien 3 should suffice for approval of the device, but the story grew more interesting today (March 16). (MDD Perspectives)

Google faces potential challenges, roadblocks in getting Glass adopted

When Jay Zuerndorfer, a student researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta) received the opportunity to develop an application for Google Glass it was like a dream come true. Zuerndorfer and a research team from Georgia Tech were able to create speech-to-text software for Google Glass that helps hard-of-hearing users with everyday conversations. A hard-of-hearing person wears Glass while a second person speaks directly into a smart phone.

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