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MIDRC launches COVID-19 medical image repository, releases first set of images

The MIDRC is designed to be largest open database of anonymized COVID-19 medical images

Philips takes home $7.2 billion in sales for Q4 2020, with 7% comparable sales growth

The company saw high-single-digit growth in sales of its diagnostic imaging systems

GE Healthcare lays off 140 employees following decreased demand for ventilators

The company hired 250 employees to manage increasing demand for ventilators last year

Boston Scientific to acquire Preventice Solutions for up to $1.2 billion total

External cardiac monitoring technology will expand rhythm management diagnostics portfolio

Delay in cancer screenings due to COVID-19 raises concerns for health outcomes

Screening declined at Mass General Brigham by as much as three-fourths during initial peak

Breaking down the challenges of justification for medical imaging exams

ESR sheds light on factors that may contribute to unnecessary scans

ViewRay stock drops 15% after Elekta divests

Investment had aligned with 'memorandum of understanding' between the two MR-guided radiation therapy companies

Whole body MR surpasses PET/CT and CT for detecting myeloma

Enabling earlier myeloma treatment than other imaging modalities

FTC to assess impact of consolidation in healthcare

How mergers and acquisitions affect competition in the healthcare market

EXACT Therapeutics and GE to develop ultrasound probe for ACT sonoporation

Could yield wide range of applications, from chemotherapy to neurological conditions

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Balancing precision and cost in RTLS

Insights from Christopher Thompson, director of clinical consulting at CenTrak

When is the right time for nasal high flow therapy?

Insights from Chris Hutchinson, director of clinical affairs at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Medical errors are still killing patients in the U.S, let's talk about it

Insights from Dr. Doron Besser, CEO of ENvizion

When the levee breaks on chronic conditions

Insights from Emily Li, PhD, vice president of analytics at EXL Health

Beyond typical RTLS use cases

Q&A with Quake Global’s president and CEO Polina Braunstein on what’s next in hospital automation

Four tips for implementing a successful virtual care strategy

Insight from Michael Morgan, president of Updox

Clinical data connectivity solution: Offset pandemic impact, improve quality measures and reporting, facilitate shift to value

Insights from Josh Hetler, executive vice president of sales & marketing at DataLink