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Now that ACA survives, it's back to value for radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act and affirmed that tax credits are available to Americans in all 50 states, even if their state relied on the federal exchange and didn’t establish their own.
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  Hackers could go after medical devices next
Fortune
Nothing, it seems, is safe from hackers — not Yahoo's ad network, the federal government or even electronic skateboards. Another item to add to the list: medical devices.
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High number of unnecessary CT scans associated with pediatric sports-related head trauma
Medical Xpress
Visits to emergency departments by children with sports-related head injuries have skyrocketed in the past decade, and new research finds that many patients undergo unnecessary computed tomography or CT scans that expose them to radiation and increase the cost of treatment.
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  Despite ONC's guidance, most providers have no health IT roadmap
By Scott E. Rupp
Most healthcare providers are aware of the important role of digital health in enhancing healthcare efficiency. Yet more than half of healthcare providers still do not have a health IT roadmap — despite the proposed roadmap released in January by the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
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New screening program using CT scan technology can help better detect lung cancer in smokers
News Medical
Long-time smokers and past smokers now have a more accurate way of detecting whether or not they have lung cancer thanks to a comprehensive lung cancer screening program that uses CT scan technology at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
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Will new standards — and mHealth tools — pave the way for better imaging?
mHealth News
The new Joint Commission standards for diagnostic imaging are designed to help prevent duplicate and unnecessary medical imaging and reduce potentially harmful exposure to radiation for patients who need CT scans, MRIs or a combination of these and other diagnostic tests.
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The impact of health IT on workflow
By Scott E. Rupp
A new report, "Examining the Relationship Between Health IT and Ambulatory Care Workflow Redesign," by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality examines the enhanced understanding of the causal relationship between health information technology implementation and ambulatory care workflow redesign; sociotechnical factors and the role they play in mitigating or augmenting health IT's impacts on workflow; and the workflow impacts of health IT magnified through frequently occurring disruptive events, such as interruptions and exceptions.
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FDA evaluating the risk of brain deposits with repeated use of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI
FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the risk of brain deposits following repeated use of gadolinium-based contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. MRIs help detect abnormalities of body organs, blood vessels, and other tissues.
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