Top 10 HealthCare Business News stories of 2019

Top 10 HealthCare Business News stories of 2019

por Gus Iversen, Editor in Chief | January 01, 2020
Business Affairs

8. MR incident in Sweden lands nurse in intensive care unit

An MR incident has landed a clinical staff member in the intensive care unit at a hospital in Sweden.

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An unnamed male who works as an X-ray nurse was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon after becoming stuck in the magnetic force of an MR camera system in a mobile cart at the entrance of Sunderby hospital. Two security guards who tried to help him also suffered minor injuries.

“We have a pretty good picture of what has happened and the police are connected because this is a workplace accident. It is a tragic event and the X-ray nurse in question has long experience,” said Per Berglund, head of the county health care division in Norrbotten County, in a statement.

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7. More of GE healthcare unit could be on block: CEO

The GE above-expectations Q4 revenue sent the company's stock up 14 percent during the morning of Thursday January 31, along with news that included an aggressive plan to potentially sell nearly half of its healthcare unit.

CEO Larry Culp acknowledged as much in a post-earnings conference call, stating, “We expect to monetize just up to under 50 percent of our healthcare business,” adding that the unit “continues to prepare for public company separation, and that is progressing very well," according to CNBC.

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6. The road ahead for breast density awareness

For those fighting for better diagnostics and treatment of breast cancer, February 15, 2019 was a day of victory. That was the day the U.S. approved a federal law requiring the inclusion of breast density reporting language within mammography reports to convey to patients and their physicians the status of a woman’s breast density, the risks associated with it, and information on additional screening options.

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