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Risk sharing and relationship: Hitachi dives in with a service-included CT offer

If risk-sharing contracts between healthcare providers and their suppliers pan out as the next big thing in the business of healthcare, Hitachi Medical Systems will have bragging rights as an early adopter.

Cloud-Powered Virtual Health System Grows in Inglewood

Ten years ago, Brad Schmidt left a high-flying sales job with a major healthcare OEM to bring first-class imaging services to the underserved community of southwestern Los Angeles County.

Predictions for healthcare in 2016: Service is ascendant

With radiology continuing to refine its niche in a rapidly evolving healthcare environment, Sruti Nataraja, MPH, managing director at the Advisory Board Company, believes that one of the major themes coming out the past year is, “The consumer-driven health care market has arrived.”

CMO/CIO forecast for 2016: New breakthroughs in radiologist workflow optimization

With the possible exception of diffusion-tensor MRI for concussion in athletes, no clinical imaging procedure stands a chance of bumping information technology—with its attendant ripple effects on regulatory compliance and business performance—off radiology’s figurative front page in 2016.

Creating a unified vision: Widmann and Cermin on Konica Minolta’s Viztek acquisition

Industry watchers seemed intrigued but not especially surprised when Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced its acquisition of 100 plus-employee Viztek in early October. The response was understandable, as the fusing was equal parts bold and sensible.

Masterful image and workflow management, minus the IT staff and capital costs

Achieving unprecedented clinical and business efficiencies. Winning new business. Brandishing vanguard-level technology prowess while employing zero IT staff. Such are the returns mid-size radiology practices are realizing from their selection of the cloud-based, hardware-agnostic IRP/Plexus Imaging Workflow Management system.

Radiology myths considered: 7 debunked, 1—commoditization— confirmed

The time has come for the profession of radiology to embrace a label it has been furiously trying to beat back for years: commoditization. The battle against those who wield it as a pejorative is not just futile, it’s also counterproductive.

Imaging Transaction Trends: Out With Acquisitions, In With Strategic Partnerships

The pace of consolidation in the medical imaging industry, which could be accurately described as feverish from 2010 to 2013, has cooled.

Independent radiology practice, it’s 2015. Do you know how your hospital sees you?

The question in the headline is not open-ended and philosophical. It is multiple-choice and strategic, as any given hospital or multi-hospital system now inevitably perceives its contracted radiology practices as occupying ground in one of only three possible capacities.

Affiliation is the answer to consolidation, now more than ever

We’re only halfway through the current calendar year, and already radiology practice in the U.S. has been jolted by not one but two major transactions.