Healthcare Economics & Policy

Merit Medical Systems, a medical device company based out of South Jordan, Utah, has acquired Brightwater Medical.

It was only recently that 10 radiology practices from around the United States formed a new managed services organization (MSO), named it Unified Radiology and took aim at securing independence for each member practice. Almost immediately, members discovered that the modest investment of time creating the MSO would result in significant financial returns, now and in the future.

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) has published three new reports exploring the medical imaging industry’s impact on state economies.

Strategic Radiology announced Tuesday, June 11, that Charlotte, North Carolina-based Mecklenburg Radiology Associates (MRA) has joined its growing coalition of independent practices.

A jury has awarded a young patient $11.5 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed against a radiologist at Boston’s Newton-Wellesley Hospital. 

Volpara Health Technologies, the parent company of Volpara Solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Seattle-based MRS Systems, Inc.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is exploring the possibility that numerous healthcare vendors, including Siemens AG, Philips NV and General Electric, may have used “local middlemen” to bribe the Chinese government and certain hospital officials, according to new reporting from Reuters. 

An imaging provider from North Canton, Ohio, has been indicted for billing Medicare and Medicaid for approximately $2 million in imaging services that never actually occurred.

Radiology Partners announced Tuesday, May 21, that its specialists now provide imaging services for more than 925 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers throughout the United States.

Forty-nine percent of radiologists have a net worth of $2 million or more, according to a new report published by Medscape. The report included survey responses from more than 20,000 physicians.

The Radiology Partners Research Institute (RPRI) has awarded five $20,000 grants to imaging-related research projects throughout the United States.

Icometrix, an international developer of AI-based brain imaging solutions, has raised $18 million in funding.