Mont. hospital, radiology practice seek suit dismissal
December 6, 2016 -- Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital and Advanced Medical Imaging have requested that a federal judge dismiss a suit alleging their involvement in a kickback scheme that resulted in millions of dollars worth of fraudulent claims to government healthcare programs, according to a December 2 report by the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
Postmortem CT tops autopsy, study finds
December 6, 2016 -- Autopsy misses injuries that can only be seen on postmortem CT for 17% to 21% of all injuries in those who died from firearms, pediatric trauma, or blunt force, according to a recent article on the National Institute of Justice website, NIJ.gov.
Report: CompuGroup shuts down interest in Agfa
December 5, 2016 -- German medical software developer CompuGroup Medical is reportedly no longer interesting in acquiring Agfa-Gevaert, the parent company of Agfa HealthCare.
Bayer launches e-commerce site, partners with nonprofit
December 5, 2016 -- Bayer launched a new e-commerce website and established a collaboration with the nonprofit organization Rad-Aid International to help advance Rad-Aid's mission to increase and improve radiology technology and medical imaging in developing and impoverished countries around the world.
Kubtec relocates headquarters to larger premises
December 5, 2016 -- Digital x-ray firm Kubtec is relocating its corporate headquarters from Milford, CT, to a larger site in Stratford, CT.
Carestream partners with Materialise on 3D printing
December 5, 2016 -- Carestream Health is collaborating with 3D software developer Materialise on a web-based printing service, AnatomyPrint, which generates 3D anatomical models from STL files.
Thales launches family of wireless DR detectors
December 5, 2016 -- Digital x-ray developer Thales launched a new family of wireless flat-panel digital radiography (DR) detectors at RSNA 2016.
NTT Data partners with Imbio for lung analytics
December 5, 2016 -- NTT Data Services has inked a deal to add data analysis software provider Imbio's lung analytics algorithm to its Unified Clinical Archive services.
U.S. healthcare spending grew at higher rate in 2015
December 2, 2016 -- U.S. healthcare spending in 2015 grew at a rate of 5.8% to reach $3.2 trillion, or $9,990 per person, according to a new analysis from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Health Affairs.
House passes 21st Century Cures Act
December 2, 2016 -- In a 392 to 26 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives on November 30 passed the 21st Century Cures Act, legislation that will invest $6.3 billion in public health initiatives.