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With healthcare costs continuing to rise, affordable and accurate imaging and diagnosis achieved through ultrasound will continue to attract patients, according to a new market report from Fact.MR. The report on the global market for ultrasound systems projects steady growth for the market from 2017 to 2022, from a value of $6 billion in 2017 [...]
In a recent speech, Richard Pollack, President and CEO of the American Hospital Association noted that new entrants into the healthcare sector, such as Amazon, Apple and Google, are poised to serve as “disruptors” in the industry. “We are seeing historic—if not unprecedented—change across the entire healthcare landscape,” Pollack told an AHA forum in Washington. “There’s no [...]
GE chairman and CEO Larry Culp said in light of its just-announced deal with Danaher, the IPO for its healthcare division may be delayed. Read more here.
Survey: Healthcare executives spotlight the sweeping policy changes they see coming for the industry
Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC, a healthcare law firm, polled more than 220 healthcare executives from across the spectrum and found 74% believe significant policy change is either very likely or somewhat likely in the next two years. Read more here.
Cuts of up to $112 million in Medicare ultrasound reimbursements have organizations like the American College of Radiology calling for radiologists to clarify the actual costs of purchasing and servicing ultrasound equipment. Read more here.
Read more here. “Nowhere in the white paper does MITA provide support for its claim of an increased "risk to the public health." As MITA once acknowledged in its previous submission to the FDA it is impossible to provide a statistically valid analysis of the extent of problems.”
While current FDA standards regulate the remanufacturing of medical devices, regulation of servicing is not a requirement. In addition, few safeguards exist to prevent the crossover of servicing activity with that of remanufacturing, creating increased risks to public health, the safety of patients and providers who use the technology. These risks are elaborated on in [...]
“Despite organizations’ large investments in security, email fraud continues to rise,” the report authors wrote. “Cybercriminals are growing more advanced. And attacks are evading traditional security tools, leaving people as the last line of defense.” Read more here.
Medical imaging technologies and machine learning will support a new generation of tools that can personalize treatments and improve outcomes for patients. Read more here.