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GE lends radiology tech to Philadelphia hospital in contract deal

Earlier this year, GE Healthcare CEO Jeff Immelt cited hospitals as a potentially lucrative source of growth for the company, pointing to a shift toward major contracts amid healthcare reform. Now, the company is taking a big step in that direction, inking a deal with Philadelphia’s Temple University Health System (TUHS) to improve the medical center’s radiology technology while helping it cut costs.

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Why the healthcare industry badly needs a cyber security health check

After a slew of data breaches in 2014, the FBI warned the healthcare industry that cyber-criminals would be directing more attention their way in 2015. The healthcare industry, valued at $3 trillion, has become an increasingly valuable target for cyber thieves and, in some cases, a much easier target to attack due to their often less than adequate investment in cyber security. What is it about the healthcare industry that has captured the cyber criminals’ interest in the last few years? Read more here

AHA issues ICD-10 countdown checklist

With just over a month to go until the Oct. 1 ICD-10 deadline, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has released a checklist of key steps that hospitals should take to ensure a successful transition.

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Rumor confirmed: GE sells its healthcare-lending biz to Capital One for $9B

Hospitals, retirement homes and makers of medical devices are among the healthcare organizations and businesses that may now consider calling Capital One, long known primarily as a credit card company, when they want to borrow big bucks.

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