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Hackensack Meridian leveraging Google devices for clinical and operational needs

Will integrate Chrome OS devices, AI and machine learning tools

Former Texas nurse may face death penalty for murdering four patients

Found guilty of injecting air into them following heart surgeries

Westchester Medical Center installs Philips Spectral CT 7500 scanner

Uses spectral data to improve disease characterization, reduce re-scans

All Oregon hospitals to use GE hospital bed management system in 2022

Tracks availability of beds in near-real time

Patient in Korea struck and killed by oxygen cylinder in MR scanner

Police investigating why oxygen cylinder was brought into the room

Hologic to acquire Bolder Surgical for $160 million

Manufactures advanced energy vessel sealing devices for surgery

Dutch company combines benefits of mobile and modular solutions for imaging facilities

Expandable Healthcare takes aim at portability, patient access to mobile imaging

M&A deals for Q3 few in number but high in combined value at $5.2 billion

Only seven mergers and acquisitions took place, including two megamergers

Walgreens invests $5 billion in VillageMD to expand availability of in-store primary care

Aims to increase co-located facilities from 80 to 1,000 by 2027

US Healthcare

HealthCare.gov ACA enrollment soars to 6 million — so far

December 22, 2015

Shows the success of the ACA?

Meridian Health and Hackensack UHN work to create one culture for Hackensack Meridian Health

December 21, 2015

State and regulatory clearance expected in a few months

Rate of uninsured adults in Texas is higher than the rest of U.S.

December 18, 2015

State needs to expand Medicaid or develop alternative system

In first full year, ACA increased coverage in underserved areas by 17 percent

August 19, 2015

Nearly 80 percent of the increase related to Medicaid expansion

CMS report on medical homes finds no evidence of cost savings

July 31, 2015

Concluding they don't work, however, 'a mistake'

VA takes budget ills to Congress as unsettling backlog data surfaces

July 15, 2015

Document indicates 238,000 of 847,000 vets seeking care already deceased

Doctor gets 45 years for giving 533 patients chemo, other cancer treatments

July 11, 2015

'The most serious fraud case in the history of the country'

Tax breaks to nonprofit hospitals doubled, while community spending lagged: report

June 26, 2015

Will the ACA allow hospitals to better allocate funds?

Could new legislation greenlight self-referral?

June 10, 2015

The Promoting Access, Competition and Equity Act could spell bad news for hospitals

Raising the bar on EHRs: Getting the 21st Century Cures Act right

May 20, 2015

Legislation asks for $10 million to improve EHR interoperability, AHA says don't take it from hospitals

Tracking down the latest RTLS technology

April 23, 2015

RTLS still answers the question, “Where’s my stuff?” but the technology has grown exponentially for tracking other information

RFID – a passive solution

April 23, 2015

How RFID is a low cost alternative to most RTLS infrastructures

U.S. breast cancer cases to increase 50 percent by 2030: NCI report

April 22, 2015

The number of breast cancer cases in the U.S. will be 50 percent higher in 2030 than in 2011, says the National Cancer Institute

USPSTF new breast screening recommendations 'would result in thousands of breast cancer deaths': ACR

April 21, 2015

Task Force gives screening women ages 40 to 49 a "C" — which insurers need not pay for

Democrats renew effort to repeal the medical device tax

April 21, 2015

Democrats in the House of Representatives are following their Senate colleagues in the latest legislative effort to repeal the medical device tax.

Cardinal Health agrees to pay $26.8 million settlement over monopoly charges

April 20, 2015

The proposed federal court order aims to restore competition in six markets

CMS star rating system finds physician-owned hospitals most satisfactory

April 20, 2015

Of the participating physician-owned hospitals, 67 percent received four stars or more

So long, 'doc fix': Obama signs SGR repeal into law

April 20, 2015

After almost 20 years, 'doc fix' legislation finally put out of its misery

BIOTRONIK gets FDA nod for a first of its kind implantable cardioverter defibrillator

April 20, 2015

Inventra DX is capable of ultra-high energy, 42 joules, initial shock

Illinois Health and Science to acquire IBA Molecular North America, Inc.

April 17, 2015

IBAM NA will work with Zevacor to produce radionuclides

CMS changes to Meaningful Use program mostly welcome

April 16, 2015

A proposed rule released Friday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) aims to make it easier for hospitals and physician practices to achieve meaningful use of electronic health records

More physicians are proficient with EMRs but fewer are confident they improve care: survey

April 13, 2015

Technology and new care processes need to be adopted together

U.S. EDs are improving pediatric readiness: study

April 13, 2015

Almost 50 percent of EDs have a physician or nurse to coordinate pediatric emergency care

Health insurance access is greatly improving among all racial groups after ACA implementation: report

April 10, 2015

Quality of care is also improving, although “still far from optimal”

Number of hospitals adopting value-based business models doubled in six months: two surveys

April 09, 2015

Providers need to “revamp structures, processes, technology, and talent”

Ventas buys Ardent Health Services for $1.75 billion

April 07, 2015

Deal has advantages for both companies

Medtronic pays $4.4 million to resolve unlawful manufacturing allegations

April 03, 2015

Whistle-blowers received $749,700

Augmenix scores FDA nod for prostate cancer spacing device, SpaceOAR System

April 03, 2015

They call it a first-of-its-kind device

South Florida's $430 million mega facility inks deal with IBA for proton therapy

April 03, 2015

The three gantry ProteusPLUS system with pencil beam scanning will be part of the 395,000-square-foot facility

Q&A with Tim Kuruvilla

April 02, 2015

Tim Kuruvilla is a co-founder and senior vice president of sales and marketing for Viewics, Inc.

Study: MA reform had no effect on avoidable hospitalizations and racial disparities

April 02, 2015

Insurance plans need to minimize cost burdens and be accepted by physicians

C. difficile 30-day readmissions nearly double those from other causes: study

March 27, 2015

Study offers profound insight for hospitals, which will be penalized under the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program that CMS is starting

House passes SGR repeal with overwhelming majority

March 26, 2015

After a vote of 392 to 37, legislation will go to the Senate

Royal Philips and Mount Sinai team up to create a digital image repository for tissue samples

March 24, 2015

May lead to research breakthroughs and better cancer care

AMA-RAND study: Doctors need 'support and guidance' on new pay models

March 19, 2015

Payors need to step up to help practices transition smoothly

U.S. health care system could save $8 billion annually with more electronic business transactions

March 18, 2015

But providers and health plans are relatively slow to adopt

FDA issues final guidance on reusable medical device reprocessing

March 13, 2015

FDA schedules panel to discuss recent superbug duodenoscope cases

CMS unveils the next phase for accountable care organizations

March 12, 2015

Medicare homes in on health reform ideals with Next Generation Model ACOs

King v. Burwell: Interpreting five words in the ACA

March 05, 2015

The Supreme Court case that could topple Obamacare

Inside the Beltway: The 114th Congress and healthcare policy

March 05, 2015

When the 114th Congress was sworn in on January 6, 2015, they rolled up their sleeves and got to work -- on health care

Cardiology: how smaller hospitals can provide top-level care

March 02, 2015

Smaller hospitals have found new ways to provide quality care to patients

DoD is homing in on a suitor for its $11 billion EHR contract

February 26, 2015

Interested parties emphasize "fee for value" in selection process

Medical identity fraud affected two million American adults last year

February 24, 2015

Increased use of EHRs contributing to the problem

Medical World Americas announces sponsorship from major industry players

February 24, 2015

GE, and others, are backing the second annual conference and expo

Neuronetrix scores FDA approval for portable EEG device

February 23, 2015

Primary care physicians can now evaluate neurological problems in office

Report claims hospital discharges increase at payment thresholds

February 19, 2015

Are patient discharges influenced by maximizing Medicare reimbursements?

Measures used for CMS programs paint inaccurate picture of quality of care: JAMA editorial

February 13, 2015

Measures must be "properly constructed"

Small physician practices spend less on ICD-10 implementation than previously thought: survey

February 13, 2015

New study brings some clarity to the issue.