Epicenter of the Health Care Quake
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Two days after the news that a major earthquake is at least 60 years overdue on the San Andreas Fault in California, I leaped at the chance to get out of the frying pan and into the fire, Washington, DC, or near enough, across the Potomac at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, site of the annual meeting of the AHRA, the Association of Medical Imaging Management. Hundreds of hospital radiology administrators began gathering this weekend for five days of education, networking, and exhibits. As the people who bear the responsibility for the hospital radiology patient experience, they carry a heavy load indeed. Wherever health care reform leads hospitals in the near future and beyond, they will not get there without the leadership of the nation’s radiology administrators.