PSU suspends controversial health program; Global radiology market to surpass $13 billion by 2018;

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> A suspended online health survey caused a privacy uproar among employees at the Pennsylvania State University, the New York Times reports. After weeks of "vociferous objections: by faculty members, PSU said on Wednesday it would suspend part of a new employee wellness program that incentivized wellness and doctor visits that some professors had criticized as "coercive and financially punitive." Article

Medical Imaging News

> A study published in the Sept. 19 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine shows the value of colonoscopy screening for the prevention of colon cancer. Researchers out of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health analyzed medical data from 90,000 individuals in two major health studies and found that participants who received either colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy had a significantly lower rate of cancers in the rectum and lower colon than those who did not. Article

> The global digital radiology market is expected to reach over $13 billion by 2018, according to a report published by Transparency Market Research. The report, "Digital Radiology Market--Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis, and Forecast, 2012-2018" predicts that the market--which was estimated at $9.7 billion in 2012--will grow by 5.4 percent, hitting $13.3 billion in 2018. Article

Provider News

> Employer-based health clinics represent a major opportunity for hospitals, and they should get directly involved with such clinics, according to a leading healthcare consultant. "Employers are recognizing that the hospital community doesn't have equivalent services to those that are being promised by the vendor groups that are calling on them," Mike La Penna, founder and principal of the La Penna Group, told Becker's Hospital Review. Article

And Finally... When one can say they could buy a castle in their hometown for what they pay for a one-bedroom in NYC and really mean it. Article