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RSNA’s QIBA gets new funding, will offer QI data warehousing
Oct 17, 2014 - Winning a fresh $1.27 million to continue advancing its Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance (QIBA), the Radiological Society of North America plans to develop a quantitative-imaging data warehouse that, eventually, will be free and open to the public. 
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In Atlanta: Re-engineering the radiology practice
Sponsored by: Konica Minolta
Oct 17, 2014 - When Atlanta-based The Radiology Group was founded in 2006, it looked like a traditional private radiology practice, albeit a family affair. Anand Lalaji, MD, a musculoskeletal radiologist, his wife Tejal Lalaji, MD (a neuroradiologist and breast imager) and his father-in-law...
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Evidence to suggest ACA is effective
Oct 17, 2014 - Obamacare is not popular. In numerous recent polls, such as one from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 47 percent of respondents said they have an unfavorable opinion of the law, while 35 percent said they viewed it favorably. The overwhelming public reaction to the new law has been less...
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New York radiology practice replaces two MR systems with one; Significantly grows volumes
Sponsored by: Hitachi
Oct 17, 2014 - Serving the community of upstate New York’s Capital Region, Adirondack Radiology Associates (ARA) recently expanded patients’ access to state-of-the-art, high-field open bore MR imaging technology, replacing two systems, an older low-field open system and a closed 1.5T system, with...
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An administrator’s guide: Obtaining decision buy-in from a practice’s physician leadership
Sponsored by: Zotec
Oct 17, 2014 - Radiology business managers help practices thrive in our challenging health care climate. They possess a level of sophisticated business experience sought out by radiologists who are being forced to take time away from patient care to attend to the business responsibilities of the...
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Impact of the trend in professional reimbursement on the valuation of the freestanding imaging center
Sponsored by: VMG
Oct 17, 2014 - Contrary to the recent technical reimbursement cuts this year, which have negatively impacted diagnostic imaging operators, professional reimbursement for the same CPT codes have experienced a stable to slight decline; although, in some instances there was an increase. Modalities...
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Innovate value capture
Oct 17, 2014 - Many businesses do well at creating value, offering customers goods and services that both whet and satisfy an appetite for consumption.
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American Heart Association: Patient-centered imaging is at the ‘heart’ of patient-centered care
Oct 17, 2014 - Patient-centered care isn’t achievable without patient-centered imaging. Upon this obvious yet easily overlooked principle, the American Heart Association is urging heart doctors across various subspecialties to talk to patients about radiation risks before imaging their chests.
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RSNA Annual Meeting 11/30/14 - 12/5/14
Oct 17, 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. 
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ONC Chief Nursing Officer headed to IBM
Oct 17, 2014 - Another key member of the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) has resigned. Judy Murphy, chief nursing officer (CNO) and director of the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety (OCQS), is leaving ONC and will join IBM Healthcare Global Business Services in the role of...
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Meaningful Use: Radiology group achieves attestation success under unique circumstances
Sponsored by: RamSoft
Oct 17, 2014 - Many radiology groups have already committed to meaningful use (MU) of health IT to reap the financial benefits of utilizing electronic health records, but a high percentage remain on the sidelines. Some of the reluctance could be attributed to the belief that the cost will outweigh...
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Weathering the CMS processing freeze on FDG PET: Tips and pointers
Oct 17, 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. 
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RBMA Fall Educational Conference 2014
Oct 17, 2014 - October 19-21 Seattle, WA