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 - Uphill ICD-10
New survey shows ICD-10 readiness growing, albeit more slowly among smaller provider orgs
Dec 11, 2014 - Smaller healthcare providers are struggling to catch up with their larger counterparts, but across the board more organizations are embracing the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) for medical coding compared...
 - Marcus Hampers, MD, MBA, CEO ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care
Urgent care network outfits 10 locations with digital radiography, PACS, dose management
Dec 11, 2014 - ClearChoiceMD, the New Hampshire-based chain of 10 high-end urgent care clinics in Northern New England, has installed digital x-ray systems and PACS in all its locations. 
 - Crowdsourcing
RSNA’s template library brings crowdsourcing to bear on structured reporting
Dec 11, 2014 - RSNA, CHICAGO—The numbers tell the story of the early successes of RSNA’s radiology reporting initiative: 268 report templates available in the RadReport.org library, including a handful in such languages as Turkish and Chinese—and more than 106 million views and downloads of...
 - Cuffs
Long Island radiologist arrested in patient data theft
Dec 11, 2014 - The New York radiologist accused of stealing health information from nearly 100,000 patients last summer has been arrested. 
 - JAMA image ordering Study
When ordering images, nurse practitioners, PAs far more trigger-happy than docs: study
Dec 11, 2014 - Non-physician clinicians who have the authority to order imaging exams are much more likely to do just that than doctors presented with similar patient cases. 
 - interoperability
Interoperability top focus of ONC strategic plan
Dec 11, 2014 - The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information technology (ONC) on Monday released the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 with a definitive focus on interoperability. 
 - Thomas Malone
PET/CT imaging may improve differentiation between PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury
Dec 11, 2014 - Hybrid imaging with positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) in the pituitary region of the brain is a promising tool for differentiating military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from those with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), according to...
 - Hermann Requardt
Healthcare showing signs of transition, not instability; Siemens focused on future
Dec 11, 2014 - According to Hermann Requardt, CEO of Siemens Healthcare at a briefing during the 100th Annual Meeting of the RSNA, "Healthcare is showing signs not of instability, but of transition. The US is feeling frustrated, according to health economists, that we don't get enough value from...
 - RSNA 2014 technical exhibits
RSNA 2014: Imaging IT scales to the enterprise
Dec 11, 2014 - RSNA, CHICAGO—After a decade of talk about enterprise imaging capabilities, many imaging IT vendors exhibiting at the 100th annual meeting of the RSNA portrayed themselves as health IT companies that happened to make PACS.
 - Chart trending down
RSNA: NIH director stresses need for stable funding
Dec 11, 2014 - CHICAGO—Current biomedical research is tackling a number of major issues and contains myriad opportunities for imaging, but financial concerns loom large as research budgets fail to keep up with inflation, according to National Institutes of Health (NIH) director Francis Collins, MD...
 - Quality_Measures
RSNA: Cooperation, dialogue among keys to quality in radiology practice
Dec 11, 2014 - CHICAGO—Despite operating in a complex system, the ability for radiologists to engage in cooperation and positive collective behaviors is the first step in achieving quality and meaning in radiology practice, according to a presentation on Dec. 2 at the Radiological Society of North...
 - Mammography viewing
RSNA: Defending more aggressive breast cancer screening intervals
Dec 11, 2014 - CHICAGO—Despite suggested guidelines from a federal task force for women to wait until 50 years old to begin breast cancer screenings, one presentation at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) argued that data clearly show more lives are saved when...
 - Dunnick RSNA president's address
RSNA president Dunnick reflects on the past with eye to future
Dec 11, 2014 - Twenty years after Roentgen made his “stunning discovery” of the x-ray, the first meeting of what would become the Radiological Society of North America was held in Chicago. “Some were still traveling with horse and carriage,” N. Reed Dunnick, MD, RSNA president, noted in his...
 - Claudette Lew
Healthcare in transition
Dec 11, 2014 - The business of healthcare continues to change and radiology groups are looking beyond the bare branches of low hanging fruit which have provided short-term fixes to various business and reimbursement challenges. 
 - Microphone
Three views: What constitutes quality in radiology?
Dec 11, 2014 - Judging by the passion of the presenters at the 2014 RSNA meeting in Chicago, measuring quality in radiology is no mere academic pursuit.