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Emergency departments (EDs) are busier than ever, and ED imaging volumes are up almost across the board.

 

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Rising volumes in the ED: Radiology’s vital role in managing the crisis

Emergency departments (EDs) are busier than ever, and ED imaging volumes are up almost across the board.

Four Areas Where Radiology Can Improve Cancer Care

Modern cancer care urgently demands new approaches. Lives are at risk, and an ever increasing number of cancer patients and complex examinations constitute more of the radiologist’s workload than ever before.

St. Joseph’s/Candler: Outstanding CT images with generous helping of Southern-style support

With a single-vendor CT fleet many years in service, Savannah, Ga.-based St. Joseph’s/Candler (SJ/C) health system was a model of customer loyalty.

Distributed imaging unified workflow brings better outcomes

Any distributed workflow solution worth its salt helps radiologists work at the top of their clinical skill set, maximize their productivity and fully integrate their workflow with that of the rest of their practice—and, ultimately, with the workflow of the ordering physician, practice or provider organization.

Data leads the way

Taking a deep dive into the data generated by a practice can offer a roadmap, of sorts, to help find opportunities for value. A couple of recent top stories showcased two innovative ways to look at information that could help improve practice.

Quality Workflows, Enterprise Worklists & Workflow Automation: Workflow intelligence helps align radiologists and the enterprise

As the U.S. shifts further into the era of accountable care, hitting quality benchmarks becomes ever more important. Reimbursement is increasingly tied to the value generated by providers, and data about who is making the grade is becoming more transparent.

Three ways one N.Y. hospital saw its workflows reprogrammed—and improved—with new software

Here’s a riddle: If every imaging interpretation is labeled stat, are any of them truly stat?

Viztek DR fits squarely into NiteHawk Pediatric Urgent Care’s ‘triangle’ mission—quality, accessibility, affordability

When Keyur Sathe, MHA, decided to put his nearly two decades of healthcare leadership and entrepreneurialism to work in a bold new venture—one that would, in his words, help “bend the arc of healthcare” toward greater value—he didn’t have to look far for inspiration.

Digital pathology, the vision bridging specialties, improving care, cutting costs

When it comes to diagnosing cancer, radiologists examine digital images and pathologists scrutinize slides. Only occasionally do the two collaborate prior to meetings of the tumor board or multidisciplinary team (MDT).

Open Scanner, Comfortable Patient: Hitachi Oasis 1.2T OHF Wins Over Veteran Tech

If you really want to know how a scanner is performing, talk to the technologist.

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