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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

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. 

Radiologists have had an enormous impact on the field of medicine over the last 30 years. In order to maintain that influence, radiologist must focus on providing value-based care. 

 

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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

Tracking Outcomes, Protecting Patients: Structured Reporting With Automated Notification

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

RSNA 2016: How to improve quality by leveraging your IT department

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. 

RSNA 2016: Driving value through imaging

Radiologists have had an enormous impact on the field of medicine over the last 30 years. In order to maintain that influence, radiologist must focus on providing value-based care. 

You don’t have to spend a lot on QI to get a lot back

For the 30 radiologists who staff the medical imaging department at Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the heart of continuous quality improvement lies nearly hidden away in a previously untapped vein of “latent learning” opportunities.

Radiology 100 Demonstrates Dynamic Market

As radiology groups prepare for value-driven medicine, growth continues to be a strategy

Come Together: Alignment Models Proliferate in Radiology

The highly fragmented sector of radiology practice is experimenting with confederation models to remain competitive with national radiology services providers

The Ever-expanding Role of the Radiologist

Journalism, public relations, and marketing: Today’s specialists are expected to do it all

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