Healthcare Economics & Policy

The artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare market is expected to reach $36.1 billion by 2025, according to a new report from the research firm MarketsandMarkets.

Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, California, has started an $18.37 million upgrade to its radiology department that is expected to take two to three years to complete.

A woman in Colorado was left stunned after she found herself with a $5,500 bill from a visit to a free-standing ER. She stopped at the facility when she was having difficulty breathing and received a chest x-ray.

At least in community-hospital settings, emergency physicians who choose point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) over other testing options can save all involved parties considerable sums of money—and that holds true even when care management decisions are not directly impacted.

More than 200 people braved the waters of the chilly Boulder County Reservoir in an effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society for the 37th annual Polar Plunge. Participants raised a total of $30,000 during the event.

General Electric (GE) has filed the paperwork for an initial public offering (IPO) for its healthcare unit, GE Healthcare, according to numerous sources familiar with the ongoing situation. The offering is expected to take place by the middle of 2019.

Change Healthcare has announced the acquisition of intellectual property and other assets from PokitDok, a healthcare application program interface (API) company.

MaxQ AI has announced a new distribution agreement with EnvoyAI, a subsidiary of TeraRecon, that will make its Accipio intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) platform available through the EnvoyAI Exchange marketplace.

National healthcare spending grew at a rate of 3.9 percent to $3.5 trillion in 2017, according to a prepared statement from CMS. That number is down from 2016, when spending grew 4.8 percent.

Former University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) radiologist Marios D. Papachristou, who pleaded guilty in May to federal charges of healthcare fraud, faces a prison term of up to 46 months—but he is now saying he deserves probation and not jail time.

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. has announced a new partnership with Intalere, a St. Louis, Missouri-based supply chain company, that will make Fujifilm’s endoscopy portfolio available to Intalere members at reduced price points.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain are two titanic trends driving the future of medical imaging, according to an in-depth analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The study’s authors also assessed other trends that continue to gain momentum.