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1) US imaging volumes plummet 55% amid COVID-19 pandemic

New study confirms imaging volume losses of 50% – 70% at healthcare facilities

2) Healthcare M&A activity expected to rise despite COVID-19

Pandemic has shown advantages to partnerships and scaling up

3) MR reimbursement decline surpasses all other imaging modalities

Decrease in Medicare payments took place between 2007 and 2019


People on the Move

DuPage Medical Group announces new CEO


SNMMI announces president-elect of the technologist section during 2020 Annual Meeting


Appriss announces new president and CEO


Philips appoints chief business leader of the personal health businesses and chief of international markets

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Siemens Healthineers to acquire Varian for $16.4 billion
Deal makes Siemens a market leader in the radiotherapy and cancer treatment market
Business Affairs Rad Oncology
Why practices with RamSoft's cloud-based RIS/PACS don't have to worry about changing times

COVID 19 or not, RamSoft's cloud-based RIS/PACS can help future-proof your healthcare practice. Here's how.

Trump administration accused of overpaying Philips by $500 million for ventilators
Purchased 42,900 Trilogy ventilators for $15,000 each, whereas Obama admin bought 10,000 'nearly identical' units for $3,280 each
Business Affairs U.S. Healthcare
GE Healthcare treading water while Ford partnership does swimmingly
Second quarter financials show significant revenue decline
Business Affairs
HIMSS pushes back 2021 conference to August due to coronavirus uncertainty
All paid registrations for HIMSS20 will be transferred to HIMSS21
Business Affairs Health IT
FDA approves Siemens' new SOMATOM mobile head CT
Bringing CT to the ICU may help reduce the spread of COVID-19 through hospitals
CT Mobile Imaging Risk Management X-Ray
PPE is no silver bullet for keeping frontline staff safe
Healthcare workers remain more likely to test positive for COVID-19
Risk Management U.S. Healthcare
Rural hospitals are buckling under the weight of increasing COVID-19 cases
Preparedness plans and telehealth implementation may be critical to patient care
Risk Management Telemedicine U.S. Healthcare
The case for CMGs as opposed to employing physicians directly
Understanding the benefits of contract management groups in healthcare settings
CT X-ray cutting technique retains image quality at reduced dose
Method utilizes a mask with tiny slits that is placed over an X-ray beam
CT X-Ray
It is time for a revolution in healthcare supply chain management
COVID-19 exposed supply chain weaknesses and the enormous amount of medical waste that's created
Business Affairs U.S. Healthcare
40% of hospitalizations of older adults with dementia could have been prevented: study
Inpatient admissions for pneumonia and heart failure could have been avoided if patients had access to high-quality outpatient care
Alzheimers/Neurology U.S. Healthcare
Lifelike simulations show that augmented reality could save lives in war zones
Enabling complex procedures to be performed on the battlefield with remote, expert guidance
Health IT Operating Room
New, easily-produced theranostic agents effective for prostate cancer
A Phase 1 imaging-based clinical trial for the agents is being planned
Molecular Imaging
Less than a quarter of RNs in the US feel safe working at their facility
Only 9% of 21,000 nurses surveyed reported they did not have to reuse single-use PPE
Business Affairs Risk Management U.S. Healthcare
MR reimbursement decline surpasses all other imaging modalities
Decrease in Medicare payments took place between 2007 and 2019
MRI U.S. Healthcare
Boston physicians advise peers to abandon routine daily chest X-rays in ICU
Should instead be used on demand, when there is a clinical indication
U.S. Healthcare X-Ray
Ziehm Imaging acquires French-based imaging software developer Therenva
Expands capabilities in cardiovascular image fusion and 3D navigation solutions
Business Affairs Cardiology Health IT
More than a quarter of CT scanners in Ireland have exceeded end-of-life
Legacy systems may increase chance for breakdowns, extend wait times for patients
CT European News X-Ray
Shared Medical Services deploys first mobile digital PET/CT systems in US
Bringing advanced cancer detection technology to rural communities
Mobile Imaging Molecular Imaging

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How the coronavirus has impacted OEM service

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The advantages of third-party service in a COVID-19 world

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Press Room

FDA OKs manufacturer's version of Rice ventilator
August 05, 2020
ECRI improves value analysis decisions, helps reduce healthcare costs during COVID-19 pandemic
August 05, 2020
Teladoc Health and Livongo merge to create new standard in global healthcare delivery, access and experience
August 05, 2020
Mevion selected to provide proton therapy system in Córdoba, Spain
August 05, 2020
AAMI consensus reports guide ‘bubble helmet’ development as COVID-19 response
August 05, 2020
Dr. Giles Boland
August 05, 2020
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issues draft recommendation statement on screening for carotid artery stenosis
August 05, 2020
Trump administration proposes to expand telehealth benefits permanently for Medicare beneficiaries
August 04, 2020
FDA issues emergency use authorization for Impella heart pumps to provide unloading therapy to COVID-19 patients
August 04, 2020
Artificial intelligence-enhanced ECGs may speed heart failure diagnosis and treatment
August 04, 2020