Pacesetter to supply VHA:
This article was originally published in Clinica
St Jude Medical's Pacesetter business will supply pulse generators, pacing leads and accessories to VHA, a US healthcare alliance which represents 21% of US community hospitals. Last year VHA's 1,200 member organisations performed 23% of all US pacemaker implants. The agreement also calls for joint participation in Pacesetter's clinical and marketing research, through a VHA hospital panel to help develop product programmes focused on positive patient outcomes.