BREAKING: Health spending growth surges to highest rate since 2007

The Affordable Care Act expanded health coverage to millions of Americans in 2014. Because more people had insurance to pay for healthcare services, demand and spending predictably went up more quickly.

But the important question for the future remains the same: Will healthcare be able to avoid large spending spikes and move to a more sustainable payment system?

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CMS pushes back deadline for imaging decision support

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has postponed its January 1, 2017, deadline for physicians to start ordering advanced imaging studies with clinical decision-support (CDS) software that is based on appropriate use criteria (AUC).

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IAMERS Barcelona Meeting

We had a great time in Barcelona and hope you did too.
Here are a few images from the meeting. Do you have any to share?

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Hyperpolarized MRI aims to slash time needed to determine tumor treatment response

A new MRI technique being studied at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City could cut the time needed to reveal whether a tumor is responding to treatment from a matter of weeks to just a few days.
The technology in question makes use of hyperpolarized MRI to track tumors as they metabolize a sugar solution.

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