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 - Spectrum Health Placard Team
Radiology best practice: Extracting value and improving operational efficiencies in a large health system
Sponsored by: McKesson
Oct 22, 2014 - The continuity of business is vital in any setting but even more so in hospitals when patient encounters and care delivery may be interrupted. Considering the importance of the work that is carried out in healthcare facilities, developing continuity of business plans at all points...
 - Accolades
Spectrum placard program fully supported by executive team
Sponsored by: McKesson
Oct 22, 2014 - The placard project at Spectrum Health Systems is a unique methodology developed by George Vallillee, manager of Radiology Information Solutions, to improve the fidelity of the patient experience during a planned downtime or system disruption.  The project was proposed and initiated...
 - performance
Hard performance feedback drives productivity gains among Sutter radiologists
Oct 22, 2014 - Productivity surged without additional work hours in the medical imaging division of Sutter Health in Sacramento when radiologists received data-driven performance metrics, according to the company that supplied the data tools.
RSNA Annual Meeting 11/30/14 - 12/5/14
Oct 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. 
 - Ice Cubes
Weathering the CMS processing freeze on FDG PET: Tips and pointers
Oct 22, 2014 - Medicare’s temporary freeze on payments for certain PET scans of solid tumors, which began Oct. 6 and won’t end until Nov. 11, came as no surprise. The agency announced last spring that it needed time to test and edit this part of its claims-processing system. 
 - roadmap
ONC draft interoperability roadmap calls for unprecedented cooperation
Oct 22, 2014 - If the ONC’s draft interoperability roadmap is to guide American healthcare to the intended destination — the promised land of better, less expensive care through information technology — it will need to galvanize “unprecedented collaboration” among all stakeholders.