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Worldwide diagnostic imaging market to hit $27 billion by 2018

The global diagnostic imaging market is poised for significant growth over the next four years, a new report shows.

4 roles for radiologists in an ACO world

The fact that healthcare policy makers are shifting payment methods for medical services from a fee-for-service model to one based on care accountability could leave radiologists in an untenable position going forward, according to a viewpoint article published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Federal breast density legislation introduced in Senate

Legislation mandating a minimum federal standard for notifying women if they have dense breast tissue has been introduced in the U.S. Senate.

Financial incentives have little impact on cancer screening rates

A program to increase cancer screening rates in Canada by providing financial incentives to primary care physicians has had little effect on those screening rates, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Proposed HOPPS rule calls for colonoscopy complication reporting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed adding a claims-based quality reporting measure for colonoscopy to the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (QPR) program.

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In addressing the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs earlier on Tuesday, former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald, President Barack Obama's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, talked about several IT initiatives he views as vital to turning the agency around.

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Rush University Medical Center hopes to expand its program to help returning veterans attain skills in health IT and help other healthcare organizations replicate it.