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Combination CT Scans Get Mixed Reviews
Gienna Shaw, Senior Editor

Public attention is focused on a rise in so-called combination computed tomography scans. Research shows they may have some advantages, but some observers are questioning whether high incidences of the multiple imaging scans are warranted. [Read More]
January 11, 2011
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11 Hot Healthcare Buzzwords for 2011
With rapid changes in healthcare comes a new vocabulary with terms and phrases every provider should know. Culled from journal articles, conferences, blogs and other media, some of these phrases might not be all that new. But it's our bet that even if you've heard some of them before, you're going to hear a lot more references to them in 2011.
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Medical Imaging Study Flags Portable Media Problems
Radiologists and referring clinicians frequently use CDs and DVDs to review patient medical images (e.g., MRIs and CT scans) acquired at outside imaging centers, but issues regarding access, importability, and viewing of these portable media could negatively affect patient care, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. [Read More]

CMS Updates 'Physician Compare' Online Tool
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Monday launched an enhanced version of its Physician Compare online tool which provides detailed information about physicians and other healthcare workers. The updated Physician Compare tool expands and updates CMS' Healthcare Provider Directory, which for more than one decade has helped Medicare beneficiaries find participating doctors online. [Read More]

Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services
Women are a vital audience to reach—is your marketing cutting it? As the primary healthcare decision-makers and the key to unlocking additional service audiences, you need up-to-date, effective marketing strategies to win women's loyalty—thus, business—and expand your market share. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 31, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, and learn from women's health marketing experts. [Read More]

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Tech Headlines
Medicare Pays Non-Radiologists More than Radiologists for MRI, CT
HealthLeaders Media, January 11, 2011

CDS Reduces Rate of Imaging Test Orders by 25% in Study
HealthLeaders Media, January 10, 2011

Bid to digitize CO health records continues
The Denver Post, January 11, 2011

VA racing to fill 705 IT positions
InformationWeek, January 11, 2011

Health information exchanges on the rise
InformationWeek, January 10, 2011

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