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Mammography in 2023: Updated Laws Providers Need to Know

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States. Currently, it accounts for nearly 30% of all new female cancers each year. For 2023, the American Cancer Society estimated that 297,790 new cases of invasive breast cancer would be diagnosed and about 43,700 women would die from breast cancer.... Read more

Lung Cancer CT Screening Update: What Providers Need to Know

Lung cancer is a pervasive public health issue in the United States. To date, it remains the leading cause of cancer death among Americans — more than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined. The American Cancer Society estimates 2023 will bring: About 238,340 new cases of lung cancer (117,550 in men and 120,790... Read more

Is the Rural Emergency Hospital Designation the Right Model for You?

Rural hospitals across the United States are currently grappling with a severe and precarious financial situation. Over the past decade, more than 100 rural hospitals have shut their doors, leaving vulnerable communities without vital healthcare access. Alarmingly, these healthcare losses appear far from over, as an... Read more

Thinking Strategically About Sustainability for Healthcare

The US health system is known for being one of the most capable and technologically advanced in the world. Unfortunately, despite our country’s continual drive for medical breakthroughs, there is one part of the healthcare industry that receives too little attention: its environmental toll. Read more

Uniting Your Multi-Site Imaging Processes Following a Merger or Acquisition

The era of healthcare consolidation continues. As noted by the Advisory Board, the Department of Health and Human Services recently came out with a landmark report that found, in a span ranging from 2016 to 2021, a whopping 350 hospitals experienced a change in ownership. These ownership changes were spurred by an... Read more

The State of Rural Healthcare Closures (and 3 Possible Solutions)

According to a new study by the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform (CHQPR), over 40% of rural U.S. hospitals are at risk of closing in the near future. For many small communities, rural hospitals are the lone provider of all healthcare services in their areas. If these hospitals shutter, millions of Americans... Read more

The Growing Trend of Precision Medicine

One positive thing to come out of the pandemic (we like to be glass-half-full when we can) is the speed at which we’re embracing the digital transformation in healthcare. Precision medicine is more tangible than ever, with new technologies and operational strategies to tailor patient treatment from the outset. The benefits... Read more

Innovative Solutions Help Hospitals Combat Dire Staffing Shortages

With the new year upon us, the winter resurgence of COVID-19 has overwhelmed U.S. hospitals and brought a collective staffing strain to a near breaking point. According to HHS data, as of mid-November, nearly a quarter of U.S. facilities were experiencing or anticipating a shortage of medical staff—nurses in particular. At... Read more