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In a move to bolster its Watson Health unit, IBM has announced that it plans to acquire Merge Healthcare, provider of medical image management systems and other healthcare technologies, in a transaction valued at $1 billion.

Medical image sharing continues to play a crucial role in a wide variety of departments, according to a recent report published by peer60. 

Recent research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology studied radiologist characteristics that may impact false-positive rates and sensitivity in diagnostic mammograms performed either for additional evaluation of a recent mammogram or to evaluate a breast problem. 

An Indiana-based electronic health record (EHR) company experienced a data breach back in May, affecting 11 healthcare providers, 44 radiology centers and nearly 4 million individuals. 

With more than one million patient contacts each year, Lee Memorial Health System considers patient engagement the order of the day every day. For Mike Smith, CIO of the six-hospital, 1,423-bed organization based in Fort Myers, Fla., this enterprise-wide emphasis means constantly working to ramp up IT-enabled interactions via—among other interfaces—an increasingly in-demand patient portal.

When we look at the future of PET, we think of new biomarkers and applications. Is conventional FDG PET maxed out? Or is there room to improve now? No it is not, and yes there is, molecular imaging experts say.

Snapshots from the RBMA Spring Summit, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 7-9, 2015 at Caesar's Palace.

Two-thirds of physicians are skeptical of giving patients access to their “entire medical record,” according to a new poll conducted by the physician social network SERMO.

The top 1% of all physicians who billed Medicare in 2013—including 240 radiologists—received 17.5% of the federal program’s total payments, according to the Wall Street Journal’s recent analysis of CMS data. That number is up from 16.6% in 2012.  

A Supreme Court ruling on King v. Burwell, a case questioning the constitutionality of federal subsidies found within the Affordable Care Act, is expected by the end of June. An interactive map from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows how a ruling in favor of the plaintiffs could affect the 34 states in which exchanges are run by the federal government.

The average salary for a radiologist is $351,000, according to Medscape's 2015 Physician Compensation Report, a 3% increase compared to its 2014 report

The CMS rolled out new star ratings for over 3,500 hospitals this week based on consumer reviews, and only 7% received five-star ratings. Four- and three-star ratings, meanwhile, combined to make up 74% of the total ratings. Another 16% of hospitals received two stars, and 3%—101 hospitals total—received one star.