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Lena Kauffman
Lena Kauffman is a contributing writer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Radiology Business

Hospital-based practices deploy innovative marketing to ensure that their value is recognized by hospital and health system leaders

 - merger
Radiology Business

As radiology groups consolidate, strategies for negotiating the successful merging of cultures are imperative

 - patient communication
Radiology Business

New information technologies could change the process of communicating with patients and generating reports

 - Plant
Radiology Business

Marketing plays a critical role in hospital-practice alignment and recognition of value-added services.

 - April/May 2015
Radiology Business

Far from being marginalized, radiology can survive and thrive as one of the most valuable players in a population health world, but it will need to prove its strategic value to health systems.

 - Measure Growth
Radiology Business

As radiology wrestles to arrive at a meaningful definition of quality, some organizations are beginning to quantify and monetize excellence

 - Ron Boucher, MD
Radiology Business

Ron Boucher, MD, chief of radiology at the VA Medical Center in Portland, Ore., and clinical professor of Oregon Health & Science University, spent nine months practicing radiology in a battlefield tent hospital only a mile from the front in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

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Health Exec

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is urging immediate increased investment in nursing training to ensure a sufficient nursing workforce to meet anticipated future demand from an aging U.S. population and the newly insured under the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions.

 - White House
Health Exec

One hospital’s program that puts peer counselors at the bedside of patients with addiction and substance abuse problems has earned it an invitation to the White House. Leaders from Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware, were asked to present their early addiction intervention program, Project Engage, to officials from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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Health Exec

Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare are now officially one organization — Beaumont Health. The new $3.8 billion not-for-profit health care organization is one of southeastern Michigan’s largest with eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 153 outpatient sites, 5,000 physicians and more than 33,000 employees.