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Curtis PickelleA lot of news happened in the past week. These are some of the items that caught my attention.


Health care M&A activity in second quarter points to a record year, according to a new report from Irving Levin Associates, Inc. Physician group deals are up 200 percent compared to the second quarter of 2010 and hospital deals are up 78 percent compared to last year. Read the press release. The U.S. News and Fidelity Investments hospital execs survey is out and when asked about ACOs almost all hospital execs say they are likely to form one, but fewer think ACOs will improve quality or efficiency. Check out our graph of the ACO results. See all the full survey results.

Channel Your Inner CSI Detective

Imaging centers could help local police solve cold cases, a forensic imaging specialist at National Center for Missing and Exploited Children tells the Washington Post. Read the story.


Beth Israel Hospital data breach could affect 2,021 of its radiology patients. Read the Boston Business Journal story.


This week, expect to hear a lot about new imaging technologies for detecting Alzheimer’s disease as the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease get’s underway in Paris. Read more in the Wall Street Journal.