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To Hack, or not to Hack, that is the Question

Hacking could improve medical device quality and security, but in the face of jail-time, trying isn’t so appealing.

August 16, 2013

The word “hackers” makes us think of identity thieves and friends posting embarrassing statuses on one another’s Facebook. But the hacking community could also save lives.

Medical device applications have seen their share of shortcomings, and hackers can expose flaws more easily than you’d expect. Computer World’s "FDA asks hackers to expose holes in medical devices, but many researchers fear CFAA & jail" explores the turmoil of those trying to help in an unconventional way.

The Price is… Huh?

Discrepancies in medical billing costs are baffling, and patients pay the price—literally.

July 25, 2013

“How much is this going to cost?” It’s a simple enough question, unless you’re asking about your upcoming surgery. Between doctors, billers, insurance companies, and hospitals themselves, no one seems to be able to give a straight (or correct) answer. 

A Look at the “Sunshine Act” Across the World

One of the major provisions of the ACA is being implemented around the world.

July 17, 2013

It appears that we in the USA are not the only ones grappling with core-shaking healthcare changes. Sweeping measures are quickly reshaping the way we look at data, technology, privacy and relationships in healthcare.

Boston Scientific handles Sunshine Act reporting in the cloud

MTC created a tracking and workflow application for Boston Scientific to comply with state and Federal legislative requirements

January 14, 2013

To comply with Sunshine Act requirements, MTC created a web-based system for Boston Scientific to manage the entire reporting and payment process to physicians for speaking engagements, lunches, proctorships and preceptorships.

The Sunshine Act states that any drug, device, or medical supply manufacturer operating in the United States must report any payment or benefit given to a physician. It changes significantly how drug companies and CROs think about payments to medical professionals. Payments under $10 are excluded, but only if the total spent on that HCP is less than $100 annually.

Companies will need to begin recording this information in early 2013.

Does your CRM fit the size of your business?

MTC Developed a customized mobile CRM for rEVO Biologics using responsive design, jQuery and advanced interface techniques.

July 25, 2012

Ask the team at rEvo Biologics how you make medicine out of goat's milk. We don't know goats, but we do know mobile web apps. MTC helped rEvo strengthen relationships with key opinion leaders by building a bleeding-edge mobile CRM matched exactly to their needs.

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