IBA and Philips Join Forces

The world’s leading provider of proton therapy and radiopharmacy solutions, and Royal Philips announced the signing of a global collaboration to provide advanced diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for the treatment of cancer. The collaboration covers sales, marketing, research and development (R&D) of imaging and therapy solutions in oncology. By merging their respective expertise in therapy and image guidance systems, IBA and Philips will innovate with an integrated vision for more efficient, personalized cancer care. Leveraging high quality imaging and proton therapy offers the potential to increase confidence in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, reduce short- and long-term side-effects and potentially enhance the quality of life of the patient before, during and after treatment, while reducing the cost of treatment for the healthcare system.

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Study: EHR use leads to loss of time

As hospitals increasingly use electronic health records, they may also be increasingly losing time during the day to the technology, according to a new study.

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Cutting Back on $100B in Unnecessary Imaging

It’s no secret that some portion of medical imaging performed each year is unnecessary. The question is how much and, maybe more importantly, what can be done about it?  Another report out this week took a stab at quantifying the problem.

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Medical Identity Theft: How The Health Care Industry Is Failing Us

Unlike the financial services industry, health care companies lack measures to adequately prevent identity theft, even as they continue to digitize medical records and other sensitive information.

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