Third HIPAA breach at University of Rochester Medical Center; MRI market expected to grow;

News From Around the Web

> The University of Rochester Medical Center has experienced its third HIPAA breach, they announced last week. One of its physicians, according to HealthcareIT News, misplaced an unencrypted USB drive containing the protected health information of 537 patients. Article

Medical Imaging News

> The magnetic resonance imaging market is expected to grow by almost 5 percent annually over the next five years, according to a report by ReportsnReports. According to the report, "Advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Market (2013-2018)," the industry currently produces over 2,000 MR units per year. The global market for these systems is expect to reach about $4.13 billion in 2013, and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.56 percent, reaching $5.24 billion by 2018. Article

> A study published in the European Journal of Radiology has found that a "hidden culture of isolationism" is plaguing many Canadian radiology centers. The study began as a project designed to optimize medical education through curriculum, and involved interviews with 48 radiology trainees and examination of records in five institutions in Canada. Article

Health Insurance News

> New research into emergency pediatric treatment finds children admitted into intensive care units on the weekend or at night are no more likely to die than those admitted during peak staffing periods. The study conflicted with 2010 research finding a 10 percent higher mortality rate in United Kingdom hospitals for children admitted on weekends. That same year the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reported similar findings, including the startling statistic that about 2.4 percent of patients admitted on a weekend died in the hospital, compared with 1.8 percent of patients admitted on a weekday. Article

And Finally… Man bites dog. Really. Article


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