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 - Glass Half Full
Half empty or half full? Medicare ACO program a tale of two takes
Sep 29, 2014 - Is Medicare’s accountable care organization (ACO) program a modest success to build on or a major disappointment in the making? That depends on whom you’ve been listening to, and when.
 - Cheryl Proval
Try Thrift
Sep 29, 2014 - We live in a culture of bling in which heat and chutzpah trump almost everything—what else explains the fact that Kim Kardashian has a leading game app in the Apple store? Given that, and the fact that India just put a satellite into orbit around Mars for a fraction ($74 million) of...
 - van buren county hospital
Van Buren County Hospital finds greater workflow efficiency, flexibility and support in McKesson’s solutions for radiology
Sponsored by: McKesson
Sep 29, 2014 - Van Buren County Hospital serves as an anchor for nearly 8,000 residents, attending to all of their healthcare needs. To keep up with medical advancements as well as increasing federal healthcare regulations, healthcare facilities of all sizes are increasing investments in health IT...
 - Radiology impact
2015 MPFS: Estimating the impact to radiology
Sponsored by: Zotec
Sep 29, 2014 - The 2015 proposed changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) are consistent with those from previous years, continuing to whittle away the revenue stream of radiologists. While the overall impact to radiology is estimated at two percent based on the current proposal, there...
 - staffing
Enhancing staffing accuracy with predictive modeling and best practices
Sponsored by: vRad
Sep 29, 2014 - In imaging services, “getting it right” is of utmost importance when it comes to selecting the appropriate equipment, administering the correct radiation dose and delivering excellent patient care. Getting it right also is an imperative where staffing is concerned.
 - Frans Van Houten, CEO
Corporate division: Philips will split
Sep 29, 2014 - In the latest remodeling of the imaging technology landscape, Philips announced it will split into two companies, one merging its healthcare and technology businesses, with the other one focusing on lighting.
A New Model for Radiology Collaboration: How Rad Groups are Joining Forces to Fortify Business
Venturing Forth, Jointly: Exploring a New Model for Radiology Collaboration
Sponsored by: IMP
Sep 29, 2014 - Radiology’s new normal is an ongoing perfect storm of business pressures. Faced with the constant need to navigate swim-or-sink waters roiled by bundled payments, pay for performance and other models of financial risk-sharing—not to mention declining reimbursement, increased...
 - Andrew Wells, MD, a radiologist with Hendersonville Radiological Consultants, Hendersonville, NC
Implementing a Radiology Communications Platform: It’s All in the Workflow
Sponsored by: FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.
Sep 29, 2014 - When it comes to electronic communications for radiology, it’s all in the workflow, says Andrew Wells, MD, a radiologist with Hendersonville Radiological Consultants, an eight-partner practice that covers three hospitals in western North Carolina.