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The digital transformation in health care: The FDA’s perspective(0)

June 3, 2021

Identifies the FDA’s role in regulating digital health technology and provides insights from Bakul Patel, Director of the DHCoE, on realizing the potential of these devices particularly as they relate to surgeons and surgical patients.

The why, what, where, and how of value-based contracts

Value-based contracts and their role in health care, namely, to control costs and support the provision of high-value health care goods and services, are described.


The lights go out in Europe during the 1914 Clinical Congress

This article summarizes the events leading up to World War I and their effect on the 1914 ACS Clinical Congress and describes the early ties the College had with the European surgical community.

Medicare physician payment and effective grassroots advocacy: A case study

Outlines how grassroots activity can motivate decision-makers to act on surgery’s behalf and underscores the importance of maintaining momentum in the 117th Congress.

Profiles in surgical research: Kamal M.F. Itani, MD, FACS

Kamal M.F. Itani, MD, FACS—chief of surgery, Veterans Affairs Boston Health Care System and a leader in health services research—is the latest physician to be profiled in this ongoing series.

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