What do you get when you ask a group of radiologists to predict the future of their field?
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Patients struggle with high drug prices
Wall Street Journal
Out-of-pocket costs for pricey new drugs leave even some insured and relatively affluent patients with hard choices on how to afford them.

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Industry News

  What will radiology look like in 2016?
Diagnostic Imaging
What do you get when you ask a group of radiologists to predict the future of their field? If it's the Diagnostic Imaging editorial board: A mix of sarcasm, humor, gloom and cautious optimism.

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Vetting the quality of imaging services
Modern Healthcare
Healthcare price transparency is slowly gaining ground as employers become more cost conscious, and consumers have to pay more out of pocket under high-deductible health plans. But a key missing link has been the ability of employers and consumers to obtain reliable information about quality as well as price.

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Save big by paying the cash price for health care
Healthcare is a critical aspect of life, especially when you're doing a job search. But, with increasing deductibles and high premiums, some are looking at new ways to keep more cash in their pockets. With all of these changes to healthcare, one local business is trying something new.

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  Study: US nuclear cardiology doses are too high
Radiation doses for myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) exams in the U.S. are significantly higher than those in the rest of the world. Few U.S. sites adhere to best practices for dose reduction, and the U.S. fee-for-service model also contributes to the disparity, according to articles published online December 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Mobile stroke units, spectral CT take spots on ECRI watch list
New up-and-coming healthcare offerings that make use of CT — mobile stroke units and spectral CT — occupied two spots on a list of new healthcare trends to watch in 2016, published by healthcare consultancy ECRI Institute.

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  Fingerprinting and health professionals?
Have you been asked to submit your fingerprints to renew you license or certificate yet? If you have not, it will not be long. New requirements for fingerprints that are submitted to the FBI database and your state law enforcement agency are on the rise. And it does not have anything to do with no fly lists or Homeland Security.

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