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 - Curtis Kaufman-Pickelle
Radiology’s Window of Opportunity
Sponsored by: vRad
Jun 03, 2014 - Radiology’s current environment has often been described as a perfect storm—but Curtis Kauffman-Pickelle, publisher of ImagingBiz and president/CEO of the Kauffman Group, sees it differently. “Some of the current market conditions are negative and some are positive, but combined,...
 - Benjamin Strong, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Virtual Radiologic (vRad)
Creating a Common Language with Radiology Analytics
Sponsored by: vRad
Jun 03, 2014 - Radiology analytics is one key asset with which to preserve our specialty’s future, prevent commoditization and avoid being viewed as a cost center to be managed as opposed to an indispensable partner with an earned seat at the table.  
 - Ray Montecalvo, MD, Medical Director for Virtual Radiologic (vRad)
Imaging Appropriateness, Without Emotion: An RPC Index Case Study
Sponsored by: vRad
Jun 03, 2014 - Ray Montecalvo, MD, medical director for Virtual Radiologic (vRad), describes the key benefit of radiology analytics simply: they take emotion out of the equation. 
 - Cheryl Proval
CMS cuts radiology a break
Jun 03, 2014 - I wouldn’t necessarily call it a windfall, but radiologists and their practice and department administrators got a piece of very good news this week with the announcement that CMS has recognized the ACR’s National Radiology Data Registry as a so-called Qualified Clinical Data...
 - Proposed MU timeline
CMS proposes CEHRT flexibility, stage 2 extension
Jun 03, 2014 - With the clock ticking on stage 2—and many vendors struggling to obtain 2014 certification—CMS and ONC propose letting providers use the 2011 Edition of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to attest to Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use of health IT in 2014.
 - G.E. Healthcare, Buckinghamshire, U.K., announced a partnership with West Sussex, U.K.-based Tesla Engineering Ltd. on the development of a new super 7T whole-body MRI scanner.
Health Affairs: 8 strategies to combat price inflation
Jun 03, 2014 - An article published online first in the journal Health Affairs explores the strategies that institutional healthcare consumers—payors and purchasers—can use to fight price inflation in the face of provider consolidation.