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 - Doctor Slapping Forehead
American physicians’ medical defensiveness proving contagious to Austrian radiologists, surgeons
Jan 21, 2015 - Propelled by mass wariness of malpractice lawsuits, defensive medicine has crossed the Atlantic on a suprising scale.
 - Doctor and computer
Patient pathways and better outcomes: The future of radiology
Sponsored by: Sectra
Jan 21, 2015 - In ancient Roman times, all roads led to Rome. From one monument in central Rome, all roads began and distances were measured. Today, the patient is at the center of care—with success measured in wellness, improved outcomes, reduced variability, increased quality and higher patient...
 - Doc with money
Health-policy docs issue call to action against physician self-referral
Jan 21, 2015 - There are two schools of thought on physician self-referral. On one side are supporters who see the practice as a harmless means of streamlining care for patients. On the other are detractors who consider it a cynical form of capitalism run amok in healthcare.
 - care_coordination
Care coordination barely improved by docs’ use of EHR, health IT
Jan 21, 2015 - If harmonizing the work of two or more doctors treating the same patient is a key reason for computerizing healthcare, then health information technology is singing somewhat off key.
 - Paul Chang, MD
Orchestrating interoperability: One size does not fit all
Sponsored by: Konica Minolta
Jan 21, 2015 - Paul J. Chang, MD, loves live jazz, hates the ballet—and extends his taste to two different means of wringing useful business intelligence from medical imaging informatics.
 - Claudette Lew
Dejunking the healthcare system in 2015
Jan 21, 2015 - With the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance landscape in the U.S. shifted dramatically. In addition to providing affordable coverage for many low- and middle-income families, the rollout of the new law naturally replaces the need for insurers to provide...
 - New Orleans
RBMA 2015-Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs 3/15/15 - 3/17/15
Jan 21, 2015 - Registration is open for RBMA 2015 Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs. The meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA, from March 15-17, 2015. 
 - Chicago
HIMSS15: Apr. 12-16, 2015
Jan 21, 2015 - The HIMSS Annual Conference, in Chicago in 2015, is the largest health IT event in the industry. Healthcare professionals, clinicians and executives from around the world gather to explore the value of health IT through education, networking and solutions and discover new ways to...
 - Orlando night
2015 SPIE Medical 2/21/15-2/26/15
Jan 21, 2015 - Attend the annual SPIE Medical Imaging conference in San Diego for the latest information in digital pathology; tomography; image processing, perception, registration, informatics, and segmentation; computer-aided diagnosis; and ultrasound. 
 - Microphone
Three views: What constitutes quality in radiology?
Jan 21, 2015 - Judging by the passion of the presenters at the 2014 RSNA meeting in Chicago, measuring quality in radiology is no mere academic pursuit.