Healthcare Economics & Policy

New research in the Journal of the American College of Radiology suggests an association between disclosed payment from the healthcare industry and increased individual productivity metrics.
According to one Fox News columnist, if President Donald Trump follows through on the additional tariffs on Chinese products he proposed earlier this week, numerous businesses and the healthcare sector could be “harmed to a considerable degree.” To make his point, he examined the potential impact on the medical imaging industry.
Finance is a language. But even more to the point for radiologists—or, at least, the ones who wish to help future-proof their practices and, along the way, advance the profession as a whole—it’s the language of leadership.
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine received a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop and evaluate imaging methods to diagnose peripheral arterial disease (PAD) that do not rely on gadolinium.
On Monday, Sept. 17, Indianapolis-based TriMedx announced plans to buy the healthcare technologies division of Aramark Corporation for $300 million. The two companies have signed a definitive agreement and expect the transaction to be completed by the end of the year.
Aidoc, a Tel-Aviv, Israel-based medical imaging company, announced back in August that it had gained FDA clearance for a new solution that helps radiologists triage patients using artificial intelligence (AI).
Providing patients with an accurate estimate of out-of-pocket costs before imaging services take place can decrease lost revenue and increase patient satisfaction, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
The University of Akron in Ohio announced its radiology program will be one of the 80 programs eliminated by the school in the coming years.
According to new research in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, prostate MRI has various problems—including varying insurance coverage, a failure to recognize major clinical scenarios and a restrictive, inflexible clinical practices.
Radiologists’ personal income and general knowledge of the federal advocacy process can influence their chances of donating to a radiology political action committee (PAC), according to new research published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Could these findings help radiology PACs secure more donations moving forward?
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and Desert Radiology, a nearby diagnostic imaging facility, have signed an agreement to provide imaging analysis services to study participants in university research.
The Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) announced a new partnership with Bellevue, Washington-based Belladonna Breast Imaging Center (BBIC).
Working in radiology is one of the best paying jobs in all of Canada, according to a recent analysis from University Magazine.
A new radiologist workforce report issued by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) for 2017 noted that the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) spent $150 million (£116 million) to outsource patient scans in response to the shortage of radiologists.
Radiology loses more uncaptured revenue per patient visit than primary care or other practices due to patient no-shows, according to new research published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.
Most smokers in the United States live within 15 miles of a CT facility, according to research published this week in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, but the 20 percent who don’t could offer insight into boosting lung cancer screening rates and lowering death counts.
Healthcare Economics & Policy
On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the CDC released its first guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in children—the first evidence-based set of recommendations for healthcare professionals in the United States.
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Pristem, a Swiss medical equipment startup, announced this week that it has closed a round of financing worth $14.4 million (CHF 14 million).
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Researchers have received a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to use brain imaging and machine learning techniques to examine how suicidal thinking affects the brain.
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Paul M. Silverman, MD, is a semi-retired diagnostic radiologist gaining attention for an unexpected reason: his art.
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Fifty-seven percent of adults in the United States have received a surprise medical bill for services they thought would be covered by their insurance, according to a new survey from NORC at the University of Chicago. For 35 percent of adults, that surprise bill was for imaging services.
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