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 - Patientportal
JACR: Write well or face the judgment of the patient portal
Sep 22, 2014 - The rise of online patient portals is presenting radiologists with a golden opportunity and a formidable challenge. The opportunity: beat back market forces pushing the specialty toward commoditization. The challenge: master a new reporting language that remains sufficiently...
 - Brian Baker
Outcomes based incomes: Macro-trends and the move to imaging value
Sponsored by: vRad
Sep 22, 2014 - Over the past 20 years, the radiology specialty has adapted well to increasing volumes, while maintaining a high caliber of service.  However, certain macro-trends are bringing change: the move to fee-for-value vs. fee-for-volume means radiologists must navigate a new and radically...
 - New Perspective
A shadowing experiment brings radiology and IT closer together
Sponsored by: vRad
Sep 22, 2014 - Despite the considerable progress that’s been made to bridge the gap between IT and radiology, in part through the development of sophisticated IT-based radiology practice solutions, a considerable understanding gap remains between those who implement and support solutions and those...
 - staffing
Enhancing staffing accuracy with predictive modeling and best practices
Sponsored by: vRad
Sep 22, 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.
 - Expedited licensing process
Medical board federation proposes expedited licensing process
Sep 22, 2014 - The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has published model legislation that would ease credentialing requirements for physicians who provide telemedicine outside their home state’s borders—while preserving the primacy of the states in licensing physicians.
 - Relief
CMS Final Rule extends Stage 2; Delays requirements
Sep 22, 2014 - CMS on Friday announced in a final rule that it will delay some requirements of its meaningful use program, allowing providers to continue to receive incentive payments if they haven't yet adopted electronic health records (EHR) software that was certified under the 2014 criteria.   
 - RSNA
RSNA Annual Meeting 11/30/14 - 12/5/14
Sep 22, 2014 - The 100th Scientific Assembly & Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America will host more than 50,000 attendees from around the world. 
 - seattle
RBMA Fall Educational Conference 2014
Sep 22, 2014 - October 19-21 Seattle, WA