AHA calls on hospitals, health systems to compete with ‘disruptors’

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 doubt that more engaged consumers, advances in technology and new entrants add up to a dramatically changed healthcare landscape.”  Pollack went on to say that one of the most significant market forces that is driving innovation and transforming healthcare is that “patients and their families simply want care that is more convenient—they want it when and where they want it—and, they are becoming much more engaged in directing their own care.”

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GE Healthcare IPO on hold as new deal takes spotlight

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.

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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.

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With reimbursement at stake, ACR wants ultrasound equipment receipts

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.

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