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Paul J. Chang, MD, medical director of enterprise imaging at the University of Chicago, began his presentation Monday morning at RSNA 2016 by saying his goal was to upset “everyone in the room” with his opinions on quality and IT. He said this with a smile, of course, but he did go on to speak about quality in different terms than radiologists are used to hearing. 

Recent Headlines

GE Healthcare packing its bags for downtown Chicago

GE Healthcare is off to the big (second) city, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune that details their move from suburban Chicago to the downtown area. Hundreds of GE Healthcare employees will join their GE Transportation colleagues in the West Loop neighborhood starting in the third quarter of 2017.

Veterans Healthcare system remains committed to efficiency, physician engagement

The Veterans Healthcare System is renewing its commitment to HealthLevel to collaborate on high-efficiency data analytics to improve radiology efficiency and physician engagement.

Patients face misinformation from insurers when seeking coverage

A group hailing from the University of Michigan Medical School found widespread misinformation about Affordable Care Act (ACA)-mandated breast health coverage, using a mystery shopper who spoke with insurance representatives over the phone. Their research was published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

MEDNAX acquires Tennessee-based Radiology Alliance, Infinity Management

National health solutions partner MEDNAX has announced the acquisition of Radiology Alliance and Inifinty Management headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., in an effort to expand radiology strategy to include both on-site and teleradiology services.

Put away the calipers: Pfizer increases stake in MRI body measurements

Pfizer has solidified its commitment to a Swedish firm developing an MRI-based body measurement, investing an additional $9 million into the company. Called AMRA, the technology can produce body composition measurements from a six-minute whole-body MRI.  

National rad consortium hires erstwhile journalist Proval

Strategic Radiology, the Palmetto, Fla.-based consortium of 25 radiology practices across the U.S., has hired Cheryl Proval, a former editor of Radiology Business Journal and imagingBiz.com, to lead its marketing and communications efforts.

We shape our social media—and our social media shapes us

I don’t recall the first time I saw a peer-reviewed study analyzing the use of online social media in medicine, but I certainly remember my initial impression. These so-called “researchers,” I thought, must have needed some busy work. 

Joint venture between Wake Radiology, UNC Rex Healthcare may lower costs

Wake Radiology, an x-ray and imaging provider, is joining forces with UNC Rex Healthcare in a move that will lower the costs of mammograms, brain scans and other medical tests.

Inland Real Estate Acquisitions purchases prominent Alabama radiology clinic

Inland Real Estate Acquisitions headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, has purchased the Radiology Clinic in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 

Startup specializing in 3D printed medical implants raises $1 million

Startup company, Supercraft3D, has raised $1 million in investments that will help them move forward in advancing its 3D medical implants.

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