Tag: Health

IBM Watson Flops in Healthcare

IBM Watson has been in the news for a long time, both for good and for the wrong reasons. According to an expert, Gary N. Smith, the company has tried its luck in the health care field with IBM Watson. It was more about offering smarter ways to handle the medicine field and different activities. […]

Larger Rad Practice Burnout. How to Prepare?

According to the Journal of the American College of Radiology, burnout syndrome is quite common in the field of radiology. More than half of the practicing leaders have regarded this situation as one of the significant problems in radiology. As the number of the cases starts to increase, the potential threats also increase accordingly. According […]

HHS Revises Penalty Table For HIPAA Violations

The health sector is one of the most important sectors in every society that takes care of public health. However, the interest of personal information, as well as financial dealings in this sector, needs to be secured. The government authorities do the same in the US. The organization, HIPAA, also known as Health Insurance Portability […]

Hospital Bill Private Insurance More than Outpatient

According to a report published by RAND, private health insurance plans covering the majority of the population of America paid higher rates of insurance to hospitals compared to similar public plans like Medicaid and Medicare. Going by facts, in 2017, mix-adjusted hospital rates were at 241 percent of Medicare prices, as per findings. The study also considered a negotiated amount of hospital prices relative to Medicare reimbursements for the procedures as well as facilities. People who were enrolled in private healthcare plans were employer-sponsored. If hospital rates to Medicare costs were cut from 2015 to 2017, it would have easily saved $7.7 billion in overall healthcare expenditure for employers, reports RAND. Key Considerations – RAND Report As large discrepancies […]

How Environmental, Socioeconomic, Factors Impact Missed Radiology Appointments

No-shows or non-attendance for radiology visits has a negative impact on patients and clinicians. It not only adds to the cost of overall healthcare through wasted resources and poor allocation. Generally, medical imaging departments schedule appointments for all modalities. However, there is still a trend of no-show and it is important to understand the reason. […]

Perfusion MRI Shows CPAP Healing the Brains of Apnea Patients

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, induces certain changes in the Mean Diffusivity (MD) and Fractional Anisotropy (FA) in the brain, which indicates microstructural changes. Both occur in language, sensory-motor functions, and cognition. CPAP treatment leads to brain perfusion, which increases cerebral blood flow (CBF) as well as cerebral blood volume (CBV). It is an […]

MRI Study Finds Men, “Blushing Individuals” More Sensitive to Alcohol

According to the reports of research conducted at China’s Shantou University, the findings of which were published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology, March edition, men are more sensitive to alcohol consumption with viewable signs like blushing. Scanning report from different types of MRI techniques shows that regular alcohol intake correlated with certain regional changes […]

EHRs Found Severely Underperforming or Worse

The state of the latest electronic health records in the United States is not impressive. In fact, a three-month joint investigation conducted by the Fortune magazine and Kaiser Health News showed a disturbing result. The reporters had a word with over 100 sources during which it was revealed that EHRs are not only falling short […]

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