Category Archives: Imaging

DOTmed – An Interview with Brian Klepper

Loren Bonner , DOTmed News Online Editor August 15, 2013 DMN: After Steven Brill’s blockbuster article in Time Magazine came out a few months ago, it feels like everyone is interested to know the real scoop on hospital pricing and what’s … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Intense Price Competition?

Note from Brian: The article below describes my recent keynote address to a large meeting of imaging center administrators, and appears in the Sept 2012 Radiology Today. I’m reposting it because it accurately reflects, in depth, the message that I tried … Continue reading

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Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Affordability, Not Cost Growth, Is The Real Policy Challenge

Jeff Goldsmith Posted 5/7/12 on The Health Affairs Blog A recent spate of commentaries on the continuing health spending moderation raise an important policy question:  If the cost curve is well and truly bent, why are we investing so much … Continue reading

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Misdiagnoses Common (Per WSJ)

Tom Emerick Posted 1/17/12 on Cracking Health Costs Good article in the WSJ by Laura Landro called “What if the Doctor Is Wrong”, corroborates what I’ve been saying all along.  A large number of patients are seriously misdiagnosed.  Click here to read … Continue reading

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6 Big HealthTech Ideas That Will Change Medicine in 2012

Josh Constine Posted 1/1/12 on TechCrunch “In the future we might not prescribe drugs all the time, we might prescribe apps.” Singularity University‘s executive director of FutureMed Daniel Kraft M.D. sat down with me to discuss the biggest emerging trends … Continue reading

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Digitizing Human Beings

Eric Topol First posted on The Health Care Blog on 12/26/2011 Our day-to-day lives were reformatted when the consumer mobile wireless device era, beyond cell phones, was ushered in by iPods in 2001 and followed in short order by Blackberries, smartphones, e-readers, … Continue reading

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Home HPV Testing – A New Tool for Cervical Cancer Screening

Patricia Salber Posted 11/2/11 on The Doctor Weighs In There are an increasing number of do-it-yourself (DIY) technologies that allow individuals to test for different diseases (e.g., HIV) or monitor chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes, hyperlipidemia).  Now home testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) … Continue reading

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Cleveland Clinic Announces Top Ten Health Care Innovations for 2012

Patricia Salber Posted 10/07/11 on The Doctor Weighs In Every year the Cleveland Clinic announces the top 10 innovations that their experts think will impact healthcare the most in the following year.  Here are the winners for 2012: #1 Catheter-based renal denervation … Continue reading

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Reverse Innovation & The Cost Crisis of American Healthcare

Kent Bottles First posted 9/10/11 on Kent Bottles Private Views The realization that the American health care system must simultaneously decrease per-capita cost and increase quality has created the opportunity for the United States to learn from low and middle-income … Continue reading

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So Cheap, I’ll Take Two!

Paul Levy WBUR/CommonHealth reporter Rachel Zimmerman went shopping recently for a pelvic ultrasound.  She summarizes the results on a great new website called Healthcare Savvy.  Here’s an excerpt: I called each facility, and here are the prices I was quoted for a pelvic … Continue reading

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You’d Better Shop Around: MRI Pricing Variances

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn First published 6/30/11 on Health Populi My mama told me you’d better shop around, as Smokey Robinson also told us. We now know it pays to shop the prices for digital imaging. The price of an MRI of the brain ranges … Continue reading

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Rads Are Good For You. Take Twice As Many

Paul Levy First published 6/19/11 on Not Running A Hospital Dear Mrs. Smith, I am writing to inform you that we exposed your body to an unnecessary level of radiation during your visit to our hospital. Oh, by the way, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Overdiagnosed” and the Paradox of Cancer Survivorship

Kenneth Lin First published 4/12/11 on Common Sense Family Doctor According to the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of cancer survivors in the U.S. has increased dramatically in my lifetime, from 3 million in … Continue reading

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Primary Care’s “Top 5″ List

Kenneth Lin First published 5/30/11 on the AFP Community Blog Last week, the journal Archives of Internal Medicine published “The ‘Top 5′ Lists in Primary Care,” a physician-authored consensus statement that recommended five activities each for the specialties of family medicine, internal medicine, … Continue reading

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Dear CMS: Stop the Proton Beam Arms Race

Paul Levy First published 5/18/11 on Not Running A Hospital If Medicare payments for proton beam therapy are what is driving the construction of too many such machines, why doesn’t Medicare change the reimbursement? That’s my simple question for the day. What prompts … Continue reading

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