Healthcare Economics & Policy

Strategic Radiology has received a $282,000 grant from the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation (CCHF) to study patient communication of incidental findings in the emergency department (ED).

The Cooperative of American Physicians (CAP) has released a new data study that explores factors commonly associated with diagnostic errors in radiology and suggests ways practices can improve patient care while avoiding malpractice claims.

Strategic Radiology announced Radiology Associates of Appleton (RAA) has joined its coalition of independent radiology practices. The Appleton, Wisconsin-based practice is Strategic Radiology’s first member practice from the Badger State.

Female radiologists continue to be underrepresented in academic and leadership roles compared to their male counterparts, researchers reported this month in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

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.

MEDNAX has announced the acquisition of Boynton Beach, Florida-based Bethesda Radiology Associates. The practice will be integrated with Radiology Associates of South Florida, another MEDNAX-affiliated practice based out of Miami.

Intelerad Medical Systems announced that it has acquired Clario Medical and will integrate the Seattle-based company's zero-footprint worklist into its enterprise imaging solutions.

In late November, some 50,000 representatives from the medical imaging industry will once again gather at McCormick Place in Chicago for RSNA 2018. Vendors will share their latest and greatest solutions, attendees will take part in fascinating sessions and the convention center will burst with enthusiasm, energy and excitement.

Aidoc and SaferMD are joining forces for a new solution that will use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve clinical results and give radiologists higher Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payments System (MIPS) scores.

The American Medical Association (AMA) shared its seven most competitive medical specialties of 2018, and the list included integrated interventional radiology.

Jacksonville, Florida-based TIAA Bank announced Friday, Nov. 16, that it has acquired $1.5 billion in healthcare equipment leases and loans from GE Capital’s Healthcare Equipment Finance business. The move is part of GE Capital’s mission to become “smaller and more focused” moving forward.

The NFL has awarded more than $35 million in grants to fund research into brain health and concussions. These grants, the league said, are a part of its previously announced $40 million investment in funding medical research “focused on enhancing player health and safety.”