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OPIE Software acquires rival Clearwater company Futura International

OPIE CEO Paul Prusakowski said the merger accomplishes what he set out to do when he started the company in 1995.

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Victory Orthotics & Prosthetics: Restoring mobility with passion and integrity

Family was the inspiration behind Victory Orthotics and Prosthetics. It’s also what keeps it going.Victory O&P opened in October of 2001. Their story, however, started about a decade before. Zach Smith, CPO, CEO and president of Victory, lived in Pennsylvania with his wife Kelly and was attending college to be a teacher. Zach’s mother called […]

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Zombies and Prosthetic Limbs? The Many Uses of 3D Scanners

Zombies and Prosthetic Limbs? The Many Uses of 3D Scanners More Ever wonder why the zombies in the film “World War Z” appear so lifelike? It’s not just makeup — some of them were created with the aid of high-tech scanning technology. The company Artec, based in Luxembourg, develops handheld 3D scanners that have been […]

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Brightree Announces Availability of Latest Release

Brightree®, the leading provider of cloud-based clinical, business management and billing software solutions for the post-acute care industry, today announced the immediate availability of its latest release of Brightree HME, serving home medical equipment (HME) providers, orthotics and prosthetics providers as well as home infusion pharmacies. The release includes new capabilities for prior authorization requests […]

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Winning the rural health battle

ALLIED health workers are breaking the service deficit in the bush, so says this week’s National Conference for Rural and Remote Allied Health Professionals. They may be the forgotten heroes of Australia’s health sector, but an array of allied health providers – including audiologists, chiropractors, and physiotherapists – will share evidence from around Australia about […]

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Prosthetic program offers helping hand

Do you think events like this weekend’s Reuse Rendezvous, when people can give away unwanted items, are a good idea? Loading … By Villeneuve, Melissa on September 15, 2014.

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Local company makes prosthetics for animals

DENVER — Dolphin Tale 2 is a new sequel for the whole family that opens Sept. 12. The film is bringing back the original cast including Winter, the dolphin who was able to swim again thanks to a prosthetic tail. There’s a local company that’s doing the same thing; gving animals a second chance at […]

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AAHomecare Calls on CMS to Withdraw Flawed Proposed Rule

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On September 2, 2014, the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the proposed rule CMS-1614-P, “Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics.

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Medical Robot Systems Market by Types and Application Worth $3,764 Million by 2018 – New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets

The “Medical Robots Market by Type (Surgical Robot, Rehabilitation Robotics, Telemedicine, Assistive Robots, Orthotics, Prosthetics, Radio Surgery, Exoskeleton) & Application (Orthopedic, Neurology, Laparoscopy) – Global Forecasts to 2018” analyzes and studies the major market drivers and restraints in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Rest of the World. Browse more than 70 market data tables […]

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The Incredible Evolution Of Artificial Limbs Started With This Wooden Toe

Artificial limbs have come a long way. Long before the bionic man, prosthetics designed to replace lost body parts offered limited movement and might be crafted out of materials found at hand, like wood and other fibers. “In the past, prosthetics looked very much like what they were replacing,” said Jacky Finch, a researcher in […]

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