- Medical Money

Cardinal Health is offering to buy the stent pioneering company Cordis for almost $2 billion, Johnson & Johnson announced.

 - Winner Award

Truven Health Analytics named its top 100 hospitals for 2015, based on traditional performance measures such as 30-day readmission and mortality rates as well as a new metric on Medicare spending per beneficiary.

 - money

St. Jude Medical put aside $15 million to privately settle about 950 claims and other disputes over its Riata and Riata ST leads, the company reported in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 - Reporting

A good picture may be worth a thousand words, but good image reporting helps cardiologists treat their patients optimally. A committee of European nuclear imaging and cardiovascular imaging professionals offered a series of recommendations on how to make that possible.

 - merger, acquisition, money, handshake

Merge Healthcare has announced that it has acquired DR Systems, the San Diego-based PACS vendor, in a deal worth $70 million.