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Stewart Bushong, ScD, and Sharon Fitzgerald, ImagingBiz

Sporting the best mustache in the room, Stewart Bushong, ScD, professor of radiologic science at Baylor College of Medicine, is here to help attendees implement the Image Gently protocols in their departments. He’ll be presenting all week. He also claims to work in a department with the only radiology resident—or radiologist, for that matter—in the country who wears a Super Bowl ring.

Michael Kulczycki, executive director, The Joint Commission’s ambulatory care accreditation program, is talking about a new web-based hand hygiene program The Joint Commission will roll out in September for outpatient sites. Available to all Joint Commission members, the program is engineered as a six-step process to help sites assess, implement, and then measure results.

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Bob and Ann Maier

Bob Maier, Regents Health Resources, and wife Ann enjoyed a welcome break from what has turned out to be a hectic year in the health care consulting arena. Hospitals, radiology practices, and imaging centers are gearing up to meet the demands of accountability in health care, and physician alignment is a hot topic, he reports.