Lifestyle of the Tired, but Free
The life of a nighthawk is not for everyone: First of all you are messing big time with the biological temporal rhythm of your species. On the other hand, a one-week on, two-weeks off schedule leaves a lot of personal time, and that doesn’t even include vacation.
That’s the schedule NightShift co-founder Mike Myers, MD, has settled into since founding the company in 2001 with Eric Trefelner, MD. Founded as a night-read company to support radiology practices, NightShift has maintained that model and appears not to be suffering, at least not from the lack of
HIMSS: The People You Meet on Line at Meetings
Getting out of the office these days is not easy. First, there is the thought of all of the work that will be waiting when you get back. Then there is all of the work waiting when you get back. Finally, there are all of the unread emails in your Inbox. Recently, while in Orlando attending the HIMSS annual meeting, I was reminded why it is important to get out of the office, go into the field, and drink deeply from the lake on the savannah where all of the other gazelles have gathered. I attended many excellent sessions
Takin’ Down Teleradiology: Should We, and Is It Possible?
David Levin, MD, is not a big fan of teleradiology. In this morning’s session on “Addressing Threats to Radiology,” he stated his case bluntly: “There’s nothing that does a better job of commoditizing imaging than outsourcing to a teleradiology company.”
Of course, radiology groups are always going to feel the temptation of working with nighthawk firms, Levin said. It’s only natural – they handle the shifts no one else wants to take, such as nights and weekends, and can offer a degree of subspecialization that small groups just can’t provide on their own. But