Healthcare Economics & Policy

The medical imaging industry contributes billions of dollars to state economies, according to three new reports published June 12 by the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA). The findings, experts say, provide more reason to permanently repeal the medical device tax.

The sky-high costs of receiving medical care and the reality of asking for help to pay those bills are being highlighted by The Huffington Post in a series titled “Life and Death: Stories from Inside America’s GoFundMe Health Care System.”

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) has published three new reports exploring the medical imaging industry’s impact on state economies.

The acquisition of Aetna by CVS Health, which came at a price tag of $69 billion and brought together the nation’s third-largest health insurance provider with one of the biggest pharmacy retailers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), is at risk as the transaction is still under review by a court.

Eli Lilly stocks are down 1.4% in premarket trading this week after the company announced the results of its long-awaited REWIND study, Barron’s reported.

The American College of Cardiology is partnering with Chicago-based company Veradigm to assemble the largest-ever ambulatory chronic disease network in the U.S., comprising more than 250,000 clinicians and 100 million patients.

Aidoc announced Tuesday, June 11, that it has received FDA clearance for its AI-based solution for triaging cervical spine fractures.

UnityPoint Health, a hospital network based in the Midwest, is stepping up to invest in digital health and healthcare services solutions with a new $100 million venture fund, UnityPoint Health Ventures Innovation Fund.

Strategic Radiology announced Tuesday, June 11, that Charlotte, North Carolina-based Mecklenburg Radiology Associates (MRA) has joined its growing coalition of independent practices.

A jury has awarded a young patient $11.5 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed against a radiologist at Boston’s Newton-Wellesley Hospital. 

A jury awarded $11.5 million to a woman from Framingham, Massachusetts, in a medical malpractice suit filed against a radiologist in the state, which argued he was negligent in not adequately identifying a heart problem that eventually led to permanent brain damage, according to the Boston Globe.

The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) recently published a new chapter outlining minimum standards for preparing, compounding, dispensing and packaging sterile and non-sterile radiopharmaceuticals that are part of state-licensed activities.