Branding! What is it good for? Absolutely everything.

Branding! What is it good for? Absolutely everything.

branding your radiology practice

Branding is an important part of any business, doctors and practices included. While many people may not think about branding first when they think about doctors, it’s important to realize that how your brand reflects your practice’s image and your personal image will have a huge impact on your success. The focus of this article […]

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Honing in On Patient-Centered Care, Part 2

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With the health market becoming more and more, competitive patient-centered care is essential to medical practices and hospitals to stay on top. We aren’t likely to see any absence of patient-centered care in 2017–if anything, it’s only going to become more important as we make advancements in the technology we use. In November, I wrote […]

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MACRA Will Affect How Radiologists Are Compensated

As 2017 marches on, it’s time to once again turn our heads towards regulation. This time, it’s MACRA. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will affect radiologists in 2017 and even further in 2019. The changes that may concern you will involve reimbursement and […]

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Getting the Bigger Picture of Radiologist Burnout, Part 2

Does physician care go hand-in-hand with patient care? In October, we addressed how physician burnout can have adverse effects on patient care. Burnout of radiologists has always been looked at as a whole, but Dr. Felix Chew of the University of Washington conducted a study with his colleagues on one specific radiologist subgroup. Study Groups […]

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Radiology Review: 2016 and the Year Ahead

December is here, the weather is frightful, the election is over, and we are all talking to our friends and family again.  2016 has been a crazy year to say the least, but what has 2016 been for the world of Radiology? Here are the trends we saw this year, and what we see in […]

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Getting tired of Chicago? You shouldn’t be!

RSNA is tiring for everyone who attends (if you’ve found a way around it, share your secrets please!), but after the conference day is over, Chicago is still one of the most exciting, history-filled cities in the country. The city comes alive with all sorts of events during the holiday season, and this year is most likely […]

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Diabetes Awareness Month & Radiology: Imaging’s Role

It’s November, and while most people are starting to think about the holidays and everything that goes along with them, November is a very important month in the medical world. November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. One in 11 Americans have diabetes, and with 86 million […]

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Voice Recognition, Is It Good Enough?

Gone are the days of a transcriptionist ensuring perfectly dictated reports. Though voice recognition is far from perfect, it’s not going anywhere. Although voice recognition software has its setbacks, the software can streamline and automate your system, saving time and money. In the article The key to a successful standardized structured reporting program? Get radiologists on board. […]

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Virtual Reality Applications in Radiology

Virtual Reality (VR) and radiology application is not a new concept. We’ve toyed with the idea since the 1980s but new technologies have made leaps and bounds to making this tech more and more viable, as well as more compact and user-friendly. Will Smartphones Bring Virtual Reality to Radiology? – ITN This ITN article talks about […]

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Radiologist Burnout: Identifying and Preventing Negative Consequences

Did you know that radiologists rank 7th highest in burnout for physicians? Maybe we’ve been so focused on patient satisfaction that we’ve forgotten to worry about physician satisfaction. So what can be done to reduce burnout? Let’s take a look. In the articles 6 steps to reduce radiologist burnout and More control, less stress: 5 strategies to reduce […]

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Does it pay to be a radiologist?

Radiology Income Report

In the spring of this year, Medscape released their annual Radiologist Compensation Report. Radiologist income (annual average) scored fifth from the top at $375,000 dollars. This is an increase of $14,000 dollars over last year, or a six percent increase from 2015’s $351,000. Almost all radiologists polled attributed the radiologist income increase to patient volume. Why has there […]

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Radiology Pieces of Interest: New Technology

New technologies have come to the forefront of the medical world that have great potential to greatly benefit the radiology industry. Here are 5 articles that show some of the different technologies and how they will impact both the radiology and healthcare industries. IBM and MIT team on cognitive computing, machine vision, artificial intelligence for healthcare – […]

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Are you up-to-date with ACR requirements? An overview of recent changes

The American College of Radiology (ACR) constantly updates its radiology requirements, as well as its feedback and opinion on current issues affecting radiology. With all of these frequent updates, it can be difficult to keep up with the healthcare roller coaster of progress, issues, and trends. It seems as though change is the norm! ACR, […]

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Anything But Forgotten: Advancements in Alzheimer’s Early Diagnosis

In 2014, researchers at Rush University discovered that the annual number of deaths each year due to Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. among people at least 75 years of age is about 500,000. Just 84,000 are typically reported on death certificates. This means that Alzheimer’s is actually far more widespread than most of us believe, […]

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Just Throw It Up to the Cloud (Storage)

Cloud storage has been around since the turn of the century, although many consumers still think the cloud was created by Apple (Cloud computing is believed to have been invented by Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider in the 1960s). Cloud storage solutions are readily available to everyone, with most of us now saving our photos, music, […]

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Product Development: Is your vendor there for you?

So, all your systems run fine for your needs. No need for updates. No need for new technology. Doesn’t that sound laughable? Friends and acquaintances, employees and coworkers, are always complaining about technology. That’s why there continue to be new cellphones, laptops, tablets, kindles, smart-boards, interactive monitors, etc. Each of these were designed specifically to […]

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What You MUST Understand About HIPAA and Patient Photography

You probably have patient photographs on your laptop, tablet and phone right now, but is that the proper control? The regulations that govern how photographs are to be stored and used by medical professionals is widely misunderstood. Everyone in the medical field is (or certainly should be) aware of HIPAA, and the importance of protecting […]

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Did You Know? New NovaPACS Label Option “Image Index”

There are times when users are working with images in the Image Viewer and they need to know which particular image they are viewing. The Image Number label displays the image number supplied in the DICOM file, which may not always be consistent or clear. To give users a better frame of reference, there is […]

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Why Virtual Colonoscopy is the Future of Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in the U.S for both men and women. Although it’s a serious health risk, less than half of people 50 and older get a colonoscopy. Why is this? Simply put, people don’t want to go through an uncomfortable and awkward procedure. Optical colonoscopy’s greatest downfall People are potentially risking […]

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Yes, Radiology Can (And Should) Benefit from Clinical Decision Support

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Did you know that 25 percent of all advanced imaging services are clinically inappropriate? If you didn’t, you’ve probably had an inkling about it and likely have experienced it yourself. This wastes time and money, causes unnecessary use of radiation, and devalues radiological services. This is just one of the problems that clinical decision support […]

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