Medical Equipment Industry News
> U.S. Healthcare Stories

Almost three-quarters of hospital leaders worried for organization's financial viability

Operating margins dropped in excess of 100% in second quarter for one-third of hospitals

CMS delays start date for radiation oncology payment model

Delaying start date gives providers more time to transition to the new model

Philips inks deal with SimonMed Imaging for 3T MR scanners

The first six systems will be deployed in California, Arizona, Illinois and Colorado

Teladoc files suit against Amwell for patent infringement

Involves digital scope, stethoscope and telemedicine carts developed by Amwell

Merit Medical Systems to pay $18 million to settle false claims allegations

Accused of paying kickbacks to induce purchase of products

New study challenges notion that COVID-19 is not deadly to younger people

Among hospitalized young adults, the virus is twice as deadly as heart attacks

Kentucky hospital first in US to implant Bluetooth-enabled cardiac device in patient

Communicates information to doctors via Bluetooth with a smartphone app

Harvard radiologists see unscheduled imaging orders drop by nearly 50%

Credits improvement to System for Coordinating Orders for Radiology Exams (SCORE)

First-ever dual heart-lung transplant on COVID-19 patient performed at Vanderbilt

The virus damaged the patient’s lung and may have contributed further damage to his heart

Bipartisan bill aims to stop CMS from slashing imaging reimbursement

Some radiologists could face an 11% decrease in payments on January 1

Pandemic adds fuel to remote telemonitoring demand: MedTech panel

Adoption of telehealth may be one silver lining to the pandemic