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 - cancer
Oncology society rolls out big-data initiative, tells why radiology should care
Feb 02, 2015 - Most knowledge about what works and what doesn’t in cancer treatment draws from the meager 3 percent of cancer patients who participate in clinical trials. A new partnership between the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and SAP, the German software giant, looks to leverage...
 - Doctor Slapping Forehead
American physicians’ medical defensiveness proving contagious to Austrian radiologists, surgeons
Feb 02, 2015 - Propelled by mass wariness of malpractice lawsuits, defensive medicine has crossed the Atlantic on a suprising scale.
 - Green Radiation Symbol
Patients receiving too much diagnostic radiation for too little reason: Consumer Reports
Feb 02, 2015 - In the three and a half decades since 1980, the year after the inventors of computed tomography won the Nobel Prize in medicine, CT usage jumped from fewer than 3 million scans per year to more than 80 million now. Have the risks of cumulative radiation been worth the rewards of...
 - Sylvia M. Burwell
HHS plans accelerated shift to value-based reimbursement
Feb 02, 2015 - In an announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Secretary Sylvia Burwell, made a significant announcement regarding Medicare’s planned shift to value-based reimbursement in healthcare.
 - Doctor and Patient
Survey finds older docs delighted with advanced imaging
Feb 02, 2015 - A supermajority of primary care physicians credit advanced imaging with helping them make better decisions for their patients—and the longer the docs have been practicing medicine, the more appreciative they are of the latest and greatest in imaging technology. 
 - care_coordination
Care coordination barely improved by docs’ use of EHR, health IT
Feb 02, 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.
 - Doc with money
Health-policy docs issue call to action against physician self-referral
Feb 02, 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.
 - Radiologist
Study: Reports recommending imaging follow-up are ignored
Feb 02, 2015 - Abnormal imaging results accompanied by recommendations for further imaging aren’t necessarily followed up on a timely basis, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  
 - Chicago
HIMSS15: Apr. 12-16, 2015
Feb 02, 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...
 - New Orleans
RBMA 2015-Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs 3/15/15 - 3/17/15
Feb 02, 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. 
 - Orlando night
2015 SPIE Medical 2/21/15-2/26/15
Feb 02, 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. 
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AHRA 2015 Spring Conference 3/31/15- 4/2/15
Feb 02, 2015 - Register now for the AHRA 2015 Spring Conference in Orlando, FL. 
 - Patrick Conway, MD
CMS signals support of 90-day reporting period in 2015
Feb 02, 2015 - In a blog post today from CMS chief medical officer Patrick Conway, MD, the agency signaled its interest in shortening the 2015 reporting period for the federal Meaningful Use programs to 90 days in 2015.
 - Claudette Lew
The Big Picture 2015
Feb 02, 2015 - With the release of the ONC Roadmap on Interoperability last week, as well as the announcement from the HHS Secretary, Sylvia Burwell, on the department’s vision for an accelerated shift to value-based reimbursement, it seems like healthcare leadership in the U.S. is on a focused,...