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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 30, 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 of...
 - Paul Kirpoff
Meaningful Use: Radiology group achieves attestation success under unique circumstances
Sponsored by: RamSoft
Oct 30, 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...
 - Kevin W. McEnery, MD
Using Enterprise Data to Preempt Harm
Oct 30, 2014 - If Kevin McEnery, MD, has one message for radiology, it is this: To improve service within the radiology department, you must have access to data from outside the radiology department.
 - performance
Hard performance feedback drives productivity gains among Sutter radiologists
Oct 30, 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.
 - RBMA-U
RBMA launches online training resource RBMA-U
Oct 30, 2014 - Showcased at the recent Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) Fall Educational Conference in Seattle, Wash, RBMA-U is now open and accepting online enrollments. RBMA representatives at the conference were eager to talk about the new online training resource and its...
 - Cheryl Proval
The return of optimism?
Oct 30, 2014 - Forget about all of the work waiting for you when you get back, there are so many compelling reasons to attend an annual meeting of one of radiology’s specialty organizations. Hearing new ideas from peers and experts, shopping for technology, software or services and networking are...
 - Cory Cino and Peggy Hise
Best-of-breed RIS is equalizer between rural hospital and big-city counterparts
Sponsored by: FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.
Oct 30, 2014 - To Cory Cino, the history of Wyoming County Community Health System in Western New York divides neatly between “before RIS” and “everything since.” The PACS administrator vividly recalls his radiology department doing patient scheduling and tracking on sheets of loose-leaf paper in...
 - staffing
Enhancing staffing accuracy with predictive modeling and best practices
Sponsored by: vRad
Oct 30, 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.
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
Oct 30, 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...
 - Ice Cubes
Weathering the CMS processing freeze on FDG PET: Tips and pointers
Oct 30, 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.