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Maybe competition is good for what 'ails' hospitals Mergers may be good for business, but what about patients?

Frost & Sullivan outline 10 growth factors for precision imaging market Market predicted to be more than $8 billion by 2027

RadNet buys Kern Radiology The Bakersfield, California imaging group includes four offices

More of GE healthcare unit could be on block: CEO CEO Culp speaks in post-earnings call after company exceeds Q4 expectations

Philips, Lunit, Vuno in healthcare AI deal Forging partnerships to advance AI applications

Trade war forcing Philips to move production between US, China CEO van Houten addresses company growth in earnings call

Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service, PNC Bank and IBM collaborate on healthcare blockchain 'ecosystem' Increasing industry transparency

Clinical wearables – remaining competitive in an evolving market Insights from Ravi Kuppuraj, Business Leader of Connected Sensing Venture for Philips

Mass General plans $1 billion new building Adding a 12-story building with 450 single-bed rooms

iSchemaView, NeuroLogica partner for stroke care Bringing the RAPID platform to the portable CereTom CT

The top 25 health care stories of 2015 countdown

by Gus Iversen , Editor in Chief

15: Taking a page from ancient texts to understand superbugs 4/6/2015
Researchers from the University of Nottingham in England added unexpected insight to our understanding of antibiotic-resistant superbugs by killing them with a recipe from a 1,000 year old leather-bound book of cures.

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14: Medical device tax suspended for two years 12/23/2015
Just before Christmas, Congress passed a two-year suspension of the 2.3 percent medical device tax in year-end legislation. While that's good news for device companies, (particularly the smaller ones struggling to compete) it is also a hit for the ACA. Like so many things, the ultimate outcome will depend in large part on the next U.S. president.

13: Better prostate cancer detection with PET than MR 8/21/2015
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health discovered that PET can detect a fast-growing primary prostate cancer better than MR and is also better at differentiating it from benign prostate lesions. They hope this could eventually replace the traditional ultrasound-guided 12-core biopsy.

12: Here come the MR-guided linacs 1/23/2015
In January, Philips and Elekta announced a partnership to create an MR-guided linear accelerator. Niklas Savander, Elekta's president and CEO, expects that monitoring stereotactic radiotherapy with MR as it's happening will become the standard of care within 10 years. In October, MD Anderson signed off to install the first such system in the U.S. early next year.

11: King, Burwell, and the pursuit of loopholes in the ACA 3/5/2015
The nation was enraptured by the oral arguments in King versus Burwell. There is a passage in the ACA that specifies health care subsidies are available through an, "exchange established by the state," which — if taken on its own and separate from the rest of the health law — may have implied that states without their own markets should not receive federal subsidies. The verdict, delivered in June, concluded it did not.

10: Defining the risks of repeat Gadolinium exams 6/26/2015
A class of contrast agent that is used for millions of MR exams every year can cause “significant and persistent” MR abnormalities over time, according to a study published in the journal Investigative Radiology. The research, conducted on rats, could have major implications on the future of MR imaging.
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