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The United States health care spending has increased by nearly $1 trillion in the past 20 years, a new study finds.

Health care spending on outpatient care rose 85 percent between 1996 and 2013, largely due to increasing use of services, the study found. Spending on inpatient care grew 59 percent because of increases in price and service intensity.

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Siemens selects three banks for Healthineers IPO

Siemens appears to be readying itself for an IPO of its Healthineers, as three banks have been tapped to lead the organization of the public offering effort.

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Third-party Maintenance Providers: An Unfulfilled Potential for Patients and Paymasters

Diagnostic Medical Imaging (DI) is part of the broader market of “medical devices”. It has revolutionised healthcare over the years by enabling doctors, specifically radiologists, to diagnose diseases early, and with certainty. Equipment is typically divided into complex high-end machines such as CT and MRI scanners, and technically simpler devices such as ultrasound scanners. These DI devices enable physicians to non-invasively diagnose disease and manage therapy.

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AAMI, IAMERS Agree to Share Information, Best Practices

AAMI is partnering with the International Association of Medical Equipment Remarketers and Servicers (IAMERS) to work with the association’s members to adopt new or improve their existing quality management systems.

AAMI President and CEO Robert Jensen said the agreement with IAMERS underscored AAMI’s commitment to forge partnerships that advance safety in healthcare technology and promote the sharing of valuable information and best practices that ultimately benefit the patients.

“We can learn from one another and support professionals in the field with this agreement,” Jensen said. “In the end, innovation and safety are advanced when organizations collaborate on solutions to the shared challenges we face in healthcare technology.”

AAMI has developed a number of education programs related to quality management systems that it will now offer to IAMERS members on a discounted basis under the terms of this agreement.

According to IAMERS, all of its members are expected to employ quality management in their organizational structure, policies, procedures, processes, and resources. In May 2017, IAMERS members unanimously approved recommendations related to complaint management, identification and traceability, competence, awareness and training, inspection of equipment, and data management.

“IAMERS members are striving to achieve the best solutions for their clients, and of course, continuing to address patient safety,” said IAMERS President Diana Upton. “We know engaging with AAMI will greatly help us with these efforts. We are delighted to enter into this understanding with AAMI. We hope we too will bring important insights about our member businesses.”

AAMI and IAMERS will also provide opportunities for representatives from the other organization to participate in specific committees and conferences to reinforce information sharing and open discourse relevant to both groups’ missions.


AAMI (www.aami.org) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of approximately 7,000 healthcare technology professionals united by one important mission—supporting the healthcare community in the development, management, and use of safe and effective healthcare technology.

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