However daunting the concept might appear, migration to image sharing via Web portal or the cloud is seemingly well worth the effort, given the disadvantages of other options, such as paper printouts, film, and CDs. David S. Mendelson, MD, is chief of clinical informatics and director of radiology information systems at the Mount Sinai Medical
Community hospitals, like their larger counterparts, continue to encounter financial challenges as they strive to deliver cutting-edge imaging services. For some institutions, engaging a full-service teleradiology provider could result in cost savings.
One of the greatest risks taken by a radiology practice with a formal corporate culture in place is that of hiring personnel who will not support its values. Rodney Owen, MD, president of Scottsdale Medical Imaging, Ltd, (SMIL) in Arizona, says, “Although behavior can be changed, to a certain extent, you can’t take someone who is narcissistic, for