Hackers steal more than $1 million in Washington state; Global imaging market to increase total revenues to almost $30 billion by 2017;

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> Hackers stole more than $1 million from an electronic bank account held by Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth, Wash., which lead to a multi-state criminal investigation that could result in federal charges. Last Monday, Chelan County (Wash.) Treasurer David Griffiths' office noticed three unauthorized transaction files, that moved an estimated $1.03 million out of the public hospital district's ACH account to 96 different bank accounts, most of them in the Midwest and East Coast, the Wenatchee World reports. Article

Medical Imaging News

> Driven by the developing world, the global imaging market will increase total revenues from $24.1 billion in 2012 to almost $30 billion by 2017, according to a briefing by Roberto G. Aranibar, a senior industry analyst of medical imaging for Frost & Sullivan. The briefing, presented April 25, summarized the findings from Frost & Sullivan's upcoming "2013 Global Medical Imaging Equipment Market Outlook Report." Article

> While some in the media have been pessimistic about the future prospects of aspiring radiologists, more experienced radiologists believe their younger colleagues can take several steps to ensure their careers in the specialty are rewarding and fulfilling. Young radiologists should be ready to embrace new technologies, find and model themselves after mentors, and be physicians first, according to advice given by a number of prominent radiologists in a recent article in Diagnostic Imaging. Article

Healthcare Reimbursement News

>  Competition begets competition--at least according to several healthcare economists. States that already have competitive insurance markets will likely see even more competition after health insurance exchanges open for enrollment later this year, they said. That means insurers in states such as Colorado, Minnesota and Oregon, which all already boast robust competition, will be seeing an even more intense contest to enroll consumers, reported Stateline. Article

And Finally... That's an awfully cushy payment plan. Article

 

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