Editorial: Republican Obamacare strategy should change

Editorial: Republican Obamacare strategy should change

October 3, 2013 7:11 am by | 1 Comments

TERRE HAUTE — Politics being unpredictable, it’s impossible to know how long the partial shutdown of the federal government will last. Not long, we hope. The employees whose lives have been put on hold by furloughs, and the people whose lives are affe…


Interactive map shows the cost of exchange insurance policies around the country

Interactive map shows the cost of exchange insurance policies around the country

October 2, 2013 4:19 pm by | 0 Comments

With the launch of the health insurance exchanges this week to fulfill the core of Obamacare health insurance provisions, health IT companies are already sizing up the big data ramifications….



Is the medical device excise tax repeal worth government shutdown? Advocate senators torn along party lines

Is the medical device excise tax repeal worth government shutdown? Advocate senators torn along party lines

September 30, 2013 2:46 pm by | 0 Comments

The Senate voted to kill the House amendments that would delay Obamacare and fund the government in a vote 54-46. Indiana is a good example of the division of the…


Top 10 medtech states: California, Massachusetts, Minnesota–wait, what? Indiana cracks top four ranking

Top 10 medtech states: California, Massachusetts, Minnesota–wait, what? Indiana cracks top four ranking

September 20, 2013 8:40 am by | 4 Comments

Watch out coastlines–the Midwest and South are making big plays for the medtech economy. Qmed‘s top three medtech states won’t surprise you–California, Massachusetts, Minnesota. But No. 4 might. Indiana is…


Map uses ONC data to show who is leading in Meaningful Use compliance

Map uses ONC data to show who is leading in Meaningful Use compliance

September 16, 2013 12:11 pm by | 0 Comments

With health IT week kicking off today, it’s a good time to check out some of the cool data mashups Brian Norris and Mark Silverberg have done through their company,…


Indiana gets one-year waiver from CMS to continue health insurance program

Indiana gets one-year waiver from CMS to continue health insurance program

September 3, 2013 3:42 pm by | 0 Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – The federal government will allow Indiana to operate its own health program temporarily, Governor Mike Pence said on Tuesday, making it the first state to receive such a major exception this year under President Barack Obama’s…


Zimmer scores 510(k) nod for device to aid surgeons with reverse arthroplasty procedures

Zimmer scores 510(k) nod for device to aid surgeons with reverse arthroplasty procedures

August 26, 2013 2:47 pm by | 2 Comments

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (ZMH) may have gone down swinging in its most recent courtroom drama with Stryker, but the orthopedics giant may be set to prop itself back up. The…



Now that biomarkers for suicide risk have been identified, could a diagnostic test be far off?

Now that biomarkers for suicide risk have been identified, could a diagnostic test be far off?

August 21, 2013 5:53 pm by | 0 Comments

About 1 million people die from suicide each year. It’s one of the most frustrating dilemmas in psychiatry — how do you get beyond what a patient says or doesn’t…


How a cotton candy machine gave this NSF-funded, Indiana-based wound-healing startup its first big idea

How a cotton candy machine gave this NSF-funded, Indiana-based wound-healing startup its first big idea

August 9, 2013 12:09 pm by | 0 Comments

When two students working at Purdue University’s Center for Paralysis Research were making small talk around the company water cooler–strike that, cotton candy machine, they didn’t have an inkling that…


NYTimes reminds us why most don’t care about the medical device tax

NYTimes reminds us why most don’t care about the medical device tax

August 6, 2013 7:23 am by | 2 Comments

In a rough U.S. economy, the NYTimes showed why medical tourism isn’t crazy: it can be just as efficient as American healthcare and jaw-droppingly cheaper–much in thanks to the device…


Can healthcare (finally) predict the future, keep you healthy and cut hospital readmissions?

Can healthcare (finally) predict the future, keep you healthy and cut hospital readmissions?

August 5, 2013 8:58 am by | 0 Comments

As the readmissions penalty bump to 2 percent is on the October horizon, Indiana’s ACOs and hospitals will soon be able to use predictive software to assist them in lowering…


Startup grant matching program ‘killed quietly’ by Hoosier state and VC firm fund

Startup grant matching program ‘killed quietly’ by Hoosier state and VC firm fund

July 30, 2013 9:48 am by | 1 Comments

The  Indiana Economic Development Corp.  (IEDC) “quietly” nixed its 21 Fund, which was a program that gave matching grants to startups that received research awards from the federal  Small Business…


Coats calls for repeal of Obamacare tax (surprise!) to defend Indiana’s 300 device companies

Coats calls for repeal of Obamacare tax (surprise!) to defend Indiana’s 300 device companies

July 29, 2013 10:01 am by | 1 Comments

Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) has taken to the newspapers, but instead of crying “Extra! Extra!” sounds the call of “Too much is enough.” Unsurprisingly, Coats, who opposes Obamacare (he’s the…


Recall manager: More device and pharma firms dealing with multiple recalls at the same time

Recall manager: More device and pharma firms dealing with multiple recalls at the same time

July 24, 2013 8:30 am by | 0 Comments

For drug and device companies, a product recall is bad. Dealing with multiple recalls at the same time is worse. Trying to manage either scenario without a plan is nightmare…


New product scores funds to connect hospitals and med device companies via big data

New product scores funds to connect hospitals and med device companies via big data

July 19, 2013 3:27 pm by | 0 Comments

  Elevate Ventures’ IEDC awarded Curvo Labs, a startup based in Evansville, Indiana, and San Diego, California, $50,000. The idea? Use regularly refreshed hospital purchasing data to provide an “on-ramp”…