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D. Scott Jones, CHC, LHRM

Many factors have contributed to radiology’s increasingly important role in our health-care system and to the specialty’s contributions to medicine. Demographics suggest that radiology will continue to be demanded by the physicians who will care for an aging and expanding population.

The heightened interest in electronic medical records (EMRs) and electronic health records (EHRs) can be attributed, in part, to the recent announcement that federal funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) would be made available to qualified medical practices commencing in 2011. Though radiology continues to question its