Philips kicks off new year with realigned business segments

When speaking about the growth of the Image-Guided Therapy businesses, Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips, said in a statement. “To strengthen our leadership in this fast-growing market, we have significantly invested in our R&D programs, which resulted in the launch of the very successful Azurion next-generation image-guided therapy platform, and the acquisitions of Volcano, Spectranetics and, most recently, EPD Solutions, which enabled the expansion into smart devices such as diagnostic and therapeutic catheters.”

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GE Files Confidentially for Healthcare IPO

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Morgan Stanley are all working with GE on the planned listing…

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FDA wants to know: what distinguishes ‘service’ from ‘remanufacturing’?

The FDA has announced a public workshop on medical device servicing and remanufacturing, which will occur on December 10-11 in Washington, D.C. A guidance will likely be forthcoming after the workshop is completed and docket comments have been reviewed.

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Cybersecurity–How To Stop (Or Slow) Hackers

The healthcare seems less concerned about hackers and more about achieving the tenets of value-based medicine. Its focus on improving patient experience and reducing cost has pushed cybersecurity down the list of spending priorities when it should be rising.  The healthcare industry must be prepared for hack attacks, cybersecurity experts agree. The very essence of value-based medicine hangs in the balance. How can patients be safe and their needs met, if they and their data are not safe?

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