RBMA launches online training resource RBMA-U

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Deborah McFarlane, MBA, co-chair of the RBMA Educational Materials and Products Committee and Fred Downs, MS, PhD, of Diagnostic Imaging Specialists in Atlanta, Ga. and faculty member of RBMA-U are on-hand to speak with attendees of RBMA's Fall Educational Conference about the RBMA's new online educational program.

Showcased at the recent Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) Fall Educational Conference in Seattle, Wash, RBMA-U is now open and accepting online enrollments. RBMA representatives at the conference were eager to talk about the new online training resource and its application to radiology business managers at all experience levels. Based on RBMA's Common Body of Knowledge, the initial course offering, Radiology Business 101, is presented as a survey course for those interested in exploring a career in radiology business management, new business managers, or as a refresher for the experienced manager.

The RBMA makes it easy to access the education resource, offering all the courses online, to be completed when its most convenient for the student. 

“Finding the time and resources for staff and manager education is a challenge for every business and one we well understand at the RBMA. That is why we are so proud to bring this resource to the field. RBMA U participants will be able to complete both required and optional courses any time day or night from anywhere with an Internet connection,” said Deborah McFarlane, MBA, co-chair of the RBMA Educational Materials and Products Committee.

The 48 initial class offerings cover the domains of Marketing & Business Development; Leadership; Human Resources Management; Operations Management; Quality, Compliance & Risk Management; Governance; Finance; and Information Management. Subjects range from practical finance and governance issues such an introduction to revenue cycle management and strategic planning to regulatory matters and health care reform, such as value-based reimbursement programs and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) as it applies to radiology. 

More information can be found on the RBMA website — Shop RBMA.