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PENTAX Medical is a global company with R&D innovation and manufacturing centers in Japan, Europe and the United States. Through leading-edge optical technologies, PENTAX Medical is providing the most advanced clinically relevant endo-imaging solutions. Together with comprehensive customer service offerings, PENTAX Medical is collaborating with customers worldwide to create long-term partnerships and customer satisfaction.
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Spectral Biofeedback Using Sona-Match Software to Treat /r/ Misarticulation in Children

The author of this paper will be providing hands-on training on "Biofeedback for Speech Sound Errors" at the PENTAX booth #720 at this year's ASHA Convention. Click here to register to attend the micro-workshop. ..

Updates on 90-Day Reporting and MACRA Finalization

 

Background:

In July, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed reducing the electronic health record (EHR) “meaningful use” reporting period from a full year to 90 days for clinicians, hospitals, and critical access hospitals for..

Still using LOW-TECH laryngeal imaging?: What you need to know to IMPROVE your ENT practice

Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is characterized by non-specific symptoms such as hoarseness, cough, and throat clearing. Due to its lack of pathognomonic symptoms or exam findings, LPR is often overdiagnosed. The following blog post outlines a recent..

The Versatility of Endoscopic Ultrasonography: a Business Case for EUS in Cancer Centers

The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is gradually lowering the reimbursement rate for diagnostic procedures in gastroenterology and other specialty areas of medicine. Private payers often follow suit. This means that many healthcare..

ENDOSCOPY SOFTWARE NEEDS—NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL

When it comes to ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), community hospitals, and teaching hospitals, there are many differences, including types of patients and severity of health conditions, priorities of the staff, types of procedures performed, and..

Why Gastroenterologists Should Use Alternative Payment Methods Over Fee-For-Service Models

A blog featured in Becker’s ASC (March 23, 2016) entitled “Considering alternative payment models in GI: 6 takeaways” inspired the PENTAX Medical team to further explore this topic. The following blog is a more in-depth summary of the original article..

EUS to Replace ERCP in the Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatobiliary Conditions

EUS and ERCP are two common techniques used to diagnose and treat several pancreatobiliary conditions, such as hepatic malignancies, pancreatic cancer, chronic pancreatitis/pancreatic pseudocysts, and biliary strictures and stones. The following blog..

The Tortoise and the Hare: Winning the Race Against Head and Neck Cancers

This article was created with contributions from an accredited otolaryngologist.

 

For many circumstances in life conventional wisdom tells us that, as with the tale of the tortoise and the hare, slow and steady wins the race. As we enter the business..

What can we do to prevent infections?

Journal Article Abstract: Rutala, W.A., and D.J. Weber. 2015. What can we do to prevent infections? Infect. Cont. and Hosp. Epidemiol. 36(6):643-648.

 Dr. William Rutala and Dr. David Weber, two very prominent and respected researchers and authors in..