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MITA Pushes for Medical Device Tax Repeal

MITA Pushes for Medical Device Tax Repeal

This piece was originally published in the March 2017 issue of electroindustry. Andy Dhokai, MPPA, Director of Federal Relations, MITA Of all the issues discussed during the 2016 election, perhaps nothing stirred up more passion than the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). President Trump made its repeal a centerpiece of his campaign and stated his preference for a repeal-and-replace…

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MITA Eyes 2017 as Pivotal for Medical Imaging

MITA Eyes 2017 as Pivotal for Medical Imaging

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Joe Robinson, Senior Vice President of Health Systems Solutions, Philips Healthcare, and Chairman, MITA Board of Directors The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) is well-positioned to lead efforts that will leave a positive and lasting impact on the medical imaging technology industry. MITA’s 2017 strategic priorities reflect these opportunities:…

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Medical Imaging: A Pioneer in an Interoperable World

Medical Imaging: A Pioneer in an Interoperable World

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Andrew Northup, Director, Global Affairs, MITA Interconnectivity, interoperability, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are buzzwords more likely used in reference to an internet network or home theater system rather than medical imaging. However, the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), NEMA’s medical imaging division, has been and continues…

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International Trade: Beyond the Controversy and into Radiology

International Trade: Beyond the Controversy and into Radiology

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Andrew Northup, Director, Global Affairs, MITA The term “international trade” often evokes extreme political talking points: it is either very good, as it grows the economy and creates new jobs, or it’s very bad, as it sends jobs overseas and leaving American workers in the dust. Of course, international…

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I Am MITA: Leaving Home

I Am MITA: Leaving Home

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Hans Beinke, Siemens My retirement from Siemens Healthineers this year has led me to reflect on my activities within the medical imaging industry and in particular with MITA, where I have made good memories and many friends. While I have learned much in the industry, my work with MITA…

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Setting a Global Priority: Test Once, Sell Everywhere

Setting a Global Priority: Test Once, Sell Everywhere

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Hans Beinke, Chair, MITA Global Affairs Committee Just as MITA works with Congress and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to improve regulatory and business conditions, its Global Affairs Committee (GAC) works with partners in an increasingly interconnected world to streamline regulatory procedures and strengthen members’ businesses. When threats…

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Elevating MITA Brand through Standards Development

Elevating MITA Brand through Standards Development

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Megan A. Hayes, Director, Regulatory and Standards Strategy, MITA Standards facilitate efficient and timely market access for medical imaging products. That’s why MITA develops standards—to improve products for patients. In 2013, MITA successfully lobbied Congress to enact payment differential that provides higher payment for procedures performed with devices that…

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 X-ray Section Spotlights Recent Successes

 X-ray Section Spotlights Recent Successes

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Tony Roder, Global Regulatory Affairs Executive, GE Healthcare Recapping 2016 Accomplishments The Computed Radiography and Digital Radiography Group of the MITA X-ray Section published NEMA/MITA XR 30-2016 Quality Control Tools for Digital Projection Radiography in response to a request from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Task…

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Bundled Payments, Bungled Care?

Bundled Payments, Bungled Care?

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Madeleine Smith, PhD, Director, Government Affairs & Policy, General Electric As financial pressures on the healthcare system rise, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and private payers are experimenting with new ways to incentivize the efficient production of healthcare to reduce costs. One popular payment model is…

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Curing Cancer Possible with Medical Imaging

Curing Cancer Possible with Medical Imaging

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Richard Frank, MD, PhD, FFPM (RCP), Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Strategy and Policy, Siemens Healthineers The Cancer Cure Moonshot Initiative is an ambitious and exciting endeavor that MITA fully supports. Curing cancer is impossible without medical imaging. Screening, surveillance, diagnosis, staging, prognostics, choice of therapy, targeting radiation therapy, monitoring…

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