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Kris Kyes
While cost reduction initially prompts many health-care organizations to investigate cloud computing, there is an even more compelling reason to use it. By making your internal IT resources available for projects needing immediate attention, you enhance your agility, according to “Cloud Computing: Taking It to the Next Level,” presented on February
Decision support might be the technology that brings imaging out of external control and back into self-regulation, since its effectiveness appears to equal or exceed that of other utilization-management strategies (including burdensome preauthorization). Every decision-support program, however, must be able to tell the ordering physician how
Having cold water dashed in one’s face can result in spluttering, but it can be welcome when an effective wake-up call is needed. Both reactions to a 2010 article¹ abstract on patient-centered radiology might be expected; the authors deliver a sometimes-harsh assessment of radiology’s shortcomings, but they also offer concrete suggestions that
The San Francisco General Hospital/University of California–San Francisco Department of Radiology has created a groundbreaking communications tool called Radiologue. Alexander V. Rybkin, MD, a radiologist in that department, described the system in “A Web-based Flexible Communication System in Radiology,” which he presented in Minneapolis,

A window of access to capital has opened for hospitals, according to Lisa Goldstein, because of the improvement in the debt markets seen over the past six to nine months. On June 23, 2010, at the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s ANI: The Healthcare Finance Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Goldstein presented “Navigating the 2010

With Quality Counts as its theme for 2009, the RSNA’s 95th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, obviously emphasized multiple aspects of quality assurance, control, and improvement. On December 1, several multispeaker sessions had an even stronger focus on the practical steps that radiology providers can (and should) take to

While health reform is still a legislative preoccupation, where regulatory agencies are concerned, the train has left the station, according to Maurine Spillman-Dennis, MPH, MBA. Spillman-Dennis is a senior director in the economics and health policy division of the ACR®, and she presented an economic update from the college at the RBMA Fall
It’s design that can make patients choose one imaging provider over another, according to Morris A. Stein, FAIA, FACHA. At the architecture/engineering firm HKS, Inc, Franklin, Tennessee, Stein is a principal. He presented “Designing the Imaging Experience: Understanding Today’s Requirements for Size, Technology, and Environments” on August 11 in
A satisfied generation X worker is getting more than a paycheck—and is doing more than following instructions, according to Lisa Landry, MBA, MRT(N), Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit. Landry is a member of generation X, so she brought an insider’s knowledge to “Satisfying Generation X: Building Effective Teams and Promoting Consensus
A radiology provider should look at an audit as a strategic opportunity, not a punishment, Claudia A. Murray, RCC, told her audience at the RBMA 2009 Radiology Summit in Orlando, Florida, on June 8. Murray, who presented “Internal Compliance Auditing: How to Implement an Effective (and Doable) Audit Plan,” is a principal at CMC Consulting, LLC