CAD software reduces variability for radiologists reading images; Dignity Health looks to expand HIE access to independent docs;

> Computer aided detection (CAD) software helps to reduce the rate of variability for radiologists reading images produced by low-dose CT lung cancer screenings, a study published this month in the journal Investigative Radiology finds. Seven radiologists read CT screening exams from a total of 134 patients. Prior to CAD, interobserver agreements between reader pairs for positive screening results was 77 percent; after CAD was introduced, that number jumped to 84 percent. Study

> Boston-based, an online portal company that helps to connect families to caregivers, raised $50 million in new funding this week, VentureBeat reports. The site, which boasts 7 million members in 15 countries, has raised a total of $111 million in funding since its founding in 2006. Article

> San Francisco-based Dignity Health, a hospital system with more than 40 facilities in California, Arizona and Nevada, is teaming with the Arizona State Physicians Association to enable independent physicians to access the Phoenix Connected Community health information exchange via an accountable care organization, the Phoenix Business Journal reports. Dignity, according to the Journal, is looking to form an ACO with Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanguard Health Systems. Article

And Finally… The one time I tried running a lemonade stand, I may have made $4. Article


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