By Ashley Gold
There's never a shortage of companies and healthcare providers claiming to have invented the next big thing in patient treatment. From new surgical tools to multi-million dollar cancers centers and implantable heart devices, healthcare technology has the power to transform treatment.
But how can consumers, hospital executives and physicians clear the hype--and tell what's really worth the money? With that in mind, FierceHealthIT examined five overrated and overpriced healthcare technologies. From surgery to heart monitoring, we explore what brings value for its price tag.