Healthcare Economics

Breast pain impacts more than half of all women and affects the quality of life of 41 percent of women. Healthcare resources are overutilized to treat these patients, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, suggesting imaging providers should pay closer attention to recommended protocols and referring physicians may need additional education.
May 23, 2018 | Quality
As the industry turns increasingly toward value-based care, radiologists might want to prioritize and cultivate their professional relationships, one Texan physician wrote in the Journal of the American College of Radiology this month.
May 23, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
A lawsuit filed by State Farm Insurance claims Detroit attorney Mike Morse had an undisclosed financial relationship with Berkley, Michigan-based Horizon Imaging, an MRI provider that accepted referrals from Morse's law firm.
May 23, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo (UB) has gained approval from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for its new radiology residency program.
May 18, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
The American College of Radiology (ACR) announced this week it is now accepting applications for the Bruce J. Hillman Fellowship in scholarly publishing.
May 17, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
The American College of Radiology (ACR) issued a reminder that the deadline to apply for the James M. Moorefield, MD, Economics and Health Policy Fellowship, is June 1.
May 16, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
Strategic Radiology announced Wednesday, May 16, that Los Angeles-based Tower Imaging Medical Group has joined the organization’s coalition of independent radiology practices as an affiliate.
May 11, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
Female representation on the editorial boards of prominent radiology journals has increased over the last forty years, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology. But, the authors noted, that increase still falls behind progress seen in other areas, including female first authorship in radiology journals and radiology faculty appointments.
May 11, 2018 | Quality
Medical students today are largely unprepared for standard radiologic interpretation as interns, according to research published in Academic Radiology this May. That lack of knowledge could be costing U.S. healthcare.
May 11, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
The average price of an MRI in the United States is $1,119, higher than in any comparable countries, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The report examined the availability, utilization and prices of a variety of health services in countries all over the world.
May 10, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will receive a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to conduct research on HER2-positive breast cancer.
May 07, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
Massachusetts doctors are quick to refer patients for expensive imaging services like MRI and CAT scanning, the Boston Business Journal reported this week—and it cost the federal government an estimated $27 million in 2015.
May 07, 2018 | Quality
Radiology residents and medical students alike are driven more by fulfilling careers, work-life balance and interest in their specialty than financial aspirations or the job market itself, according to a Journal of the American College of Radiology-published study, suggesting trainees select a medical path based more on social and intrinsic motivations and less on external successes.
May 04, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
Former University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) radiologist Marios D. Papachristou waived indictment and pleaded guilty May 3 to federal charges of healthcare fraud and illegally distributing controlled substances to non-patients, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced.
May 04, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $1 million donation from the estate of Linda Garner Riggs, a former Arkansas insurance commissioner who died in November 2017. The money will be used to fund research into triple negative breast cancer.
May 03, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
Kenmore Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, New York, is taking its advanced imaging services up a notch with a $4.4 million MRI suite, Niagara Frontier Publications reported this week.
May 02, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
Corey Hollmann, the 44-year-old former head of Melbourne Same Day Surgery Center in Melbourne, Florida, has been charged with selling stolen hospital equipment—including medical monitors, imaging systems and skin-grafting instruments—from the nearby Holmes Regional Medical Center.
Apr 30, 2018 | Quality
More than a third of patients diagnosed with terminal lung cancer undergo palliative radiation therapy that can improve their quality of life, but more than half of those individuals could be experiencing overtreatment, researchers reported this month.
Apr 27, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced Friday, April 27, that the ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical Systems USA are now accepting applications for the 2018 Safety FiRsT grant program, which helps fund projects aimed at giving radiologic technologists a safe work environment.
Apr 25, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
Kohl’s announced Wednesday, April 25, that it is donating $1 million over two years to Susan G. Komen Wisconsin. This is the latest donation in the ongoing partnership between Kohl’s, based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, and the renowned breast cancer organization.
Apr 24, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
By now, the radiology crisis in Scotland has been well-publicized. A shortage of dozens of certified radiologists in the country prompted a national search in February and is making way for an overhaul of healthcare practices in the U.K.