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Conversations about compensation are among the toughest for healthcare leaders to navigate. Add accusations of gender bias, and it’s a powder keg.

Ensuring mission and money in faculty compensation plans is a tall order for academic medical centers.

Royal Philips announced it will be relocating its North American headquarters in Massachusetts from Andover to Cambridge in 2020. The new location, including a 243,000-square-foot facility, will house 2,000 employees, while 300 ultrasound system manufacturing positions will stay in Andover, according to the Boston Globe.

Researchers performed a county-level analysis of the U.S. radiologist workforce, breaking down both the overall supply of radiologists in the nation as well as the subspecialization of those radiologists, and published their findings in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

CMS data from accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) reveals that higher MRI utilization rates are associated with “small but significant” cost savings, according to a recent analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. No such correlation was seen for CT utilization rates.


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Wash U professor receives $2.5 million grant for new x-ray concept

A professor at Washington University in St. Louis’ School of Engineering & Applied Science has been given two grants by the National Institutes of Health to create a new biomedical imaging approach.

CompuGroup mulling takeover of Agfa

German health IT provider CompuGroup Medical SE has approached Belgian company Agfa-Gevaert about a potential acquisition by way of a public takeover.

Growth in contrast media driven by microbubbles

The global market for contrast media is expected to reach $5.44 billion by 2021, according to a Markets and Markets report. The growth is largely driven by the increase in microbubble usage, the fastest growing segment of contrast.

Imaging informatics market to top $5 million by 2021

The medical informatics market is expected to eclipse $5 million by 2021, according to a report published by Allied Market Research.

Intelerad announces executive shakeup

Montreal, Canada-based Intelerad has announced the appointment of Christian Bazinet as COO and Michel Desgagné as Chief Customer Officer.

PACS market on pace for growth through 2021

An aging, chronically ill population and the increasingly quick adoption of technology are contributors to the medical imaging management market's growth in the next five years, which will reach $5.78 billion by 2021, according to a Markets and Markets report.

Fighting for Fairness—for Physicians and Patients

Out-of-pocket healthcare costs continue to rise, while insurance coverage narrows.

Site-neutral Payment: Prelude to a Painful Inevitability

Next year, the first hospital-owned imaging centers are expected to transition out of HOPPS reimbursement

Global MRI market to be worth $8 billion in 2021

A new report from BCC Research shows that the MRI system market will see significant growth this year and through 2021.

ICD-10: Springboard to Value-based Reimbursement

The greatest challenge of coding and billing operations in implementing ICD-10 over the past year has nothing to do with coders or billing personnel.