Healthcare Economics & Policy

Researchers in Britain are calling for better, faster tests to distinguish between viral and bacterial illness in children presenting to emergency rooms with a fever. Such a development would save children and their families the anxiety of unnecessary exams, including imaging, and make a meaningful dent in the financial burden on the U.K’s National Health Service.

The courts typically side with defendant physicians when patients file medical malpractice lawsuits related to image-guided interventions, according to a new study published by the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Carestream Health announced Thursday, March 7, its plan to sell the company’s healthcare information systems (HCIS) business to Royal Philips.

The AI in medicine market generated $719 million in 2017 and could hit $18.12 billion by 2025, according to a new report from Big Market Research.

Two independent radiology practices from Minnesota, St. Paul-based St. Paul Radiology (SPR) and Minneapolis-based Suburban Radiologic Consultants (SRC), are merging into a single organization called Midwest Radiology.

Cancer patients who are in palliative care programs receive no less oncological imaging during the last three months of life than those who are not in such programs, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.

A radiologist in Tennessee has filed a federal class action lawsuit against the American Board of Radiology (ABR) that alleges the ABR is in violation of antitrust laws.

In anticipation of the 2020 ending of the individual mandate penalizing Americans who don’t have health insurance, Harvard researchers have drawn from Massachusetts’s state-level reform experience to show a falloff in elective surgery is likely.

Niramai Health Analytix, an India-based AI startup, announced that it has closed a $6 million Series A round of funding.

General Electric (GE) announced on Monday, Feb. 25, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its biopharma business to Danaher Corporation for $21.4 billion. This could significantly impact the company’s plans for an initial public offering (IPO) for GE Healthcare.

Travel and wait times associated with receiving healthcare services are higher than in any other service category, according to a new report from Altarum.

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) will negotiate with four U.S. companies to potentially fund molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) production without the use of highly enriched uranium.