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  1. Hospital Integration Drives Insurer, Hospital Group to the Brink in PA

    ... Even as the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act this week, the potentially ugly side of ... reports . The city’s leading provider network ( University of Pittsburgh Medical Center , or UPMC) and leading health insurer ...

    eknapier - 2014-05-27 21:34

  2. Breast Tomosynthesis and the PACS: The Journey to Sustainable Workflow

    The emergence of a new, powerful imaging modality is cause for both celebration and ... reports a 48% reduction in its recall rate, while the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pennsylvania has seen a 40% increase in ...

    eknapier - 2014-11-18 13:00

  3. Who Owns Imaging? (A Play in Five Parts)

    ... has matured, the stakeholders have multiplied, and a number of models have emerged. But consider this: ultimately, whoever owns digital ... important, then it has to run 24/7,” said Paul Chang, MD, University of Chicago. “Who is responsible for providing the service, for the ...

    eknapier - 2014-11-14 17:14

  4. Renowned UPMC Interventional Radiologist Moves to Rival Highmark’s Hospital

    ... Wholey, MD, a leading interventional radiologist, formerly of UPMC, is moving to Allegheny General Hospital, a West Penn Allegheny Health ... merge with West Penn Allegheny. UPMC, formerly the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, threatened to not renew its contracts ...

    eknapier - 2014-05-27 21:34

  5. When Elephants Dance

    Over the past year, I have written about some of the key indicators pointing to a maturing of the medical-imaging ... of the game. A case in point is an emerging situation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that was the subject of an article¹ in the March 27 ... on the impact on patients of a major turf battle between the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Highmark; the ...

    eknapier - 2014-05-27 21:34

  6. West Penn Allegheny Health System Pulls Out of Highmark Deal

    ... off a legal fight between Highmark and WPAHS competitor the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) may not happen after all. At a news ...

    eknapier - 2014-05-27 21:34

  7. JAMA Finding Lends Support to Using Chest CT for Lung Cancer Screening

    ... Denver; Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in California; University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; ...

    eknapier - 2014-05-27 21:34

  8. Announcing the Top 5 Imaging IT Projects of 2012

    ... at SIIM 2012 , when the top five imaging IT projects of 2012 will be presented to convention attendees. All five honorees ... The winners include: Tessa Cook, MD, PhD , of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, who was selected for her work on the ...

    eknapier - 2014-05-27 21:34

  9. False Positives Low for CT Lung Cancer Screening

    ... imaging to screen for lung cancer would increase the number of false-positives, researchers found it actually resulted in a low rate for ... Radiology departments at many major hospitals — University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center in Denver, ...

    eknapier - 2014-05-27 21:34

  10. Gadolinium and You: Why Imaging Centers Should Be Concerned

    ... amend MR policies, procedures, and protocols. A flurry of advisories from the FDA, the ACR’s Document for Safe MR Practices: 2007, ... reported,” says Emanual Kanal, MD, Director, MR Services, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center “I don’t think all of these ...

    eknapier - 2014-05-27 21:34

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