You are here

Scott Hazelbaker, CRA, MS, remembers a time when leaders in the radiology industry were unapologetically firm and new hires were expected to do as they were told, no matter what.

“I got out of X-ray school in 1987 and was in an X-ray department back when leadership had a whole different approach,” he says. “It was an initiation when you were a new employee, and the feeling at the facilities was, ‘you better be loyal and do what I say.’ There was a little bit more fear and intimidation, and it was the driving force to motivate employees. It worked, because if you wanted a job and a paycheck, you had to comply.” Paying your dues was part of the fabric.

Hazelbaker has watched leadership in radiology become more friendly and welcoming since those early days. “It shifted over...

 - fatigue
A typical workday for today’s radiologist is probably anywhere from 10 to 12 hours a day, and in most settings, nearly all of those hours are spent reading images at a PACS workstation. This may be a...
 - standardized-imaging
Over the last several years, there has been an increased focus throughout the imaging industry on imaging protocol standardization, or more often, the lack thereof.
 - maximum-efficiency.
When CMS finally named a firm start date for its clinical decision support (CDS)/appropriate use criteria (AUC) program last November—financial incentives for appropriately using CDS will kick in Jan...
 - fulfillinh-thevna
In the not-too-distant past, picture archiving communication systems, or PACS, were the backbone of every image capture and storage strategy. However, the tide is turning as some healthcare providers...
 - Vivian S. Lee,
Our University of Utah Health Care system was recently ranked No. 1 in Vizient’s 2016 Quality and Accountability Study Rankings. One critical contribution to this success was an innovative cost/...
 - HIMSS-conference
Not everyone in the medical imaging community is involved with enterprise imaging, but nearly every stakeholder is at least thinking and talking about it. The concept represents an eminently logical...
 - patient-experience
Consider the average turnaround time (TAT) per patient for the majority of tests you perform daily. TAT matters because it has become one of the most common performance metrics in the imaging...