Healthcare Economics & Policy

Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago have found that, per procedure, using ultrasound with electrocardiography to guide insertions of central venous catheters via the arm is only somewhat less costly than the conventional method, external measurements with confirmatory chest x-rays. However, the savings can add up over time. 

AHRA and Canon Medical Systems USA have announced the recipients of seven grants aimed at improving patient care and the safety of diagnostic imaging.

When it comes to acquiring medical equipment, the decision on what make, model and options to choose is often easier than how to pay for the shiny new hardware. And the bigger the layout of dollars, the knottier the tangle of choices.

Whenever advanced imaging for low-back pain gets knocked as the “poster child” for overutilization in U.S. healthcare—not an uncommon occurrence—the context of the charge tends to waft away, unconsidered. That’s problematic. To be sure, lumbar-spine MRI in particular has a dicey cost-benefit proposition all its own. The scan’s technical component alone can ring up a bill north of $3,000.

IBM Watson Health has announced a new 10-year, $50 million investment in joint research collaboration projects with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to advance the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in public health.

Zebra Medical Vision announced it has received grants from the Israel Innovation Authority to implement its AI algorithms in three of Israel's largest medical institutions.

Strategic Radiology announced Thursday, Feb. 14, that Asheville, North Carolina-based Asheville Radiology Associates (ARA) has joined the company’s coalition of independent radiology practices.

Kai-Fu Lee, the CEO of a Chinese venture capital firm and former president of Google China, discussed AI and its impact on various sectors of the economy in a new interview with Fox Business.

When CNBC put together a list of in-demand jobs that pay more than $55,000 a year and only require an associate’s degree, most of those jobs were in healthcare—and many involved medical imaging.  

RadNet announced Monday, Feb. 11, that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kern Radiology Medical Group, a Bakersfield, California-based outpatient radiology practice that owns five imaging centers.

The precision medical imaging market is expected to grow from $120 million in 2017 to more than $8 billion in 2027, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.

According to a new ranking from Forbes, AI and its ability to help radiologists streamline image analysis represents the No. 1 digital health technology of 2019.