February 2018  

Changes in hospital purchasing methods affect myriad stakeholders who must work together, realistically assessing needs, features, volume and durability related to implants. Decisions simply cannot stand on price alone. Surgeons can work with hospitals and manufacturers to successfully respond to changes in purchasing and procurement. (This will get you charged up for OMTEC 2018!)
For the first time at the AAOS annual meeting, new education specialty tracks are devoted to foot/ankle, shoulder/elbow, hand/wrist and sportsmed. What products were launched last year to serve these growing market segments? Let's recap!
" Look, I know this is heresy. Almost every healthcare CEO is singing from the same song sheet on this one... Volume to Value is just the wrong description of what we want to achieve." --Dr. Mark I. Froimson, President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and OMTEC 2018 Keynote speaker

March issue

March issue


After implementing price caps on knee implants in 3Q17, India will soon have a similar cap on hips. Knee implant prices in India were slashed between 59% and 69% in August 2017. The expectation is that hip prices will be cut similarly. 
AMBER, a research center headquartered at the college, is already partnered with DePuy Synthes in Ireland. This new lab is slated to open by year-end, with an initial focus on orthopaedic projects.
In pursuit of efficiency and a strong competitive position, and on top of improvements already made, SNN has implemented this program to gain an annualized benefit of $160MM off its operating budget by 2022.

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Today, Orthotaxy's technology is in early-stage development for total and partial knee replacement. In the future, JNJ seeks to pursue a range of orthopaedic applications with an offering that is cost-effective, efficient and usable in a range of care settings.