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When it comes to patients rating satisfaction with the performance of U.S. radiologists, results came in as favorable, according to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology and supported by research grants from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute.

As more and more of the healthcare industry focuses on value-based care, providers should be paying more attention to physician reviews and patient satisfaction surveys than ever before. What upsets patients? What makes them want to return to your practice if they need additional care in the future? Knowing the answers to these questions could be the difference between steady growth for your practice and significant losses. 

All radiologists are familiar with the justification process for individual scans, weighing the risk of the dose versus the benefits of the imaging. However, modern-day radiologists may be placing too much weight on dose history, according to an RSNA 2016 presentation by Colin Walsh, MSc, a medical physicist at St James’s Hospital in Dublin.

As the changes in healthcare accelerate, many radiology groups are operating without an agreed upon plan to cope with external pressures and improve the performance of their organization. It appears that, for many groups, hope is their strategy.

Two radiology departments have deployed automated tracking systems: one solves the critical results reporting problem and the other takes on management of unexpected findings

 

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GE Healthcare launches gadolinium-based contrast agent

GE Healthcare recently announced its launch of Clariscan (gadoteric acid), a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) designed to support effective visualization of abnormalities in the brain, spine and associated tissues.

From paper to electronic: One hospital's success story

With a manual process in place to record measurements into a patient’s report, the productivity of Florida Hospital’s team of radiologists was being negatively impacted.

AJR satisfaction survey: Patients give thumbs-up to U.S. radiologists

When it comes to patients rating satisfaction with the performance of U.S. radiologists, results came in as favorable, according to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology and supported by research grants from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute.

In era of value-based care, specialists must pay close attention to patient surveys, satisfaction scores

As more and more of the healthcare industry focuses on value-based care, providers should be paying more attention to physician reviews and patient satisfaction surveys than ever before. What upsets patients? What makes them want to return to your practice if they need additional care in the future? Knowing the answers to these questions could be the difference between steady growth for your practice and significant losses. 

JACR: Availability of lactation facilities in radiology workforce

In an effort to gather data in regards to the availability of lactation facilities in the radiology workforce, the American College of Radiology (ACR) Commission on Human Resources conducted an electronic survey.

Siemens Healthineers expands medical imaging learning modules

A thousand new learning modules for medical imaging have been added to Siemens Healthineers PEPconnect (Personalized Education Plan), expanding opportunities for physicians and medical technology assistants to learn.

Which radiology training is best for contrast management reactions, teamwork skills?

A group of researchers set out to assess the performance of high fidelity hands-on (HO) and computer-based (CB) stimulation training for contrast reaction (CR) management and teamwork skills (TS) of interprofessional teams of radiologists and medical staff.

RSNA 2016: Do radiologists fall victim to gambler's fallacy?

All radiologists are familiar with the justification process for individual scans, weighing the risk of the dose versus the benefits of the imaging. However, modern-day radiologists may be placing too much weight on dose history, according to an RSNA 2016 presentation by Colin Walsh, MSc, a medical physicist at St James’s Hospital in Dublin.

Hope Is Not a Strategy

As the changes in healthcare accelerate, many radiology groups are operating without an agreed upon plan to cope with external pressures and improve the performance of their organization. It appears that, for many groups, hope is their strategy.

The Antidote for Low Physician Morale

More than half of all physicians are suffering low morale

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