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Burnout is higher in radiology than many other specialties, leaving leaders in search of potential ways to reverse that trend before it gets even worse. A recent analysis in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology explored this issue, with the authors crafting fictional “case vignettes” that showed exactly how burnout can creep into a work environment and cause issues almost immediately.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has been releasing its annual ACR Human Resources Commission survey since 2012, asking practice leaders about the demographics of their employees and then analyzing that data. More than 475 practice leaders, representing more than 11,000 radiologists, responded to this year’s survey.

Solis Mammography, the Addison, Texas-based independent imaging provider, announced this week that Alexander Sardina, MD, has been hired as the company’s vice president and national medical director.

James Brink, MD, head of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, has reached the halfway point of his two-year term as chair of the American College of Radiology’s (ACR’s) Board of Chancellors. To reflect on his time in the position thus far, Brink penned a “midterm update” for the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Tuesday morning at AHRA 2017 in Anaheim, Calif., Michael A. Janis, MBA, explained that imaging leaders need two things to truly boost performance scores: a positive patient experience and engaged employees. Just having one of the two, he added, simply doesn’t cut it.

 

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Burnout is higher in radiology than many other specialties, leaving leaders in search of potential ways to reverse that trend before it gets even worse. A recent analysis in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology explored this issue, with the authors crafting fictional “case vignettes” that showed exactly how burnout can creep into a work environment and cause issues almost immediately.

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