Philips Changes Its Management Structure

Royal Philips announced on Wednesday that the CEO of Philips Healthcare, Deborah DiSanzo, has left the company, and the health care business groups will now report directly to the company’s CEO, Frans van Houten.

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Proven Pair: Tomosynthesis + Mammography Decreases Recall Rates, Increases Cancer Detection

Adding tomosynthesis to digital mammography results in a decrease in recall rates and an increase in cancer detection rates, according to a study published online June 25 by JAMA .

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NY Radiology Practice Breach Affects 97K

A New York radiology practice has informed 97,000 patients that an employee had unauthorized access to their protected health information.  The employee radiologist of NRAD Medical Associates accessed and acquired the information from NRAD’s billing systems; these data included patient names and addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and health insurance, diagnosis codes and procedure codes.

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Declining Use of Cardiac Service Lines Reflects Shift to Outpatient Services

Hospitals and some specialties should anticipate the need to “right size” as value-based care gains momentum, according to analyses of inpatient trends in several metropolitan areas. The studies found steep declines in use rates of interventional cardiology and cardiology service lines.

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