In 49 BC, Julius Caesar led his soldiers across the river Rubicon, defying the Roman Senate and setting up the civil war that led to his becoming dictator for life. Today, many leaders of radiology practices stand on the banks of their own Rubicon.
From HMOs to ACOs to the several arms of CMS’s Quality Payment Program (QPP), policymakers have been pushing healthcare providers to achieve better outcomes for less dollars—i.e., to improve value—for generations now.
The terms “AI” and “machine learning” appear early and often on the agenda for SIIM19, which rolls into Denver the last week of June. The heavy dose of AI-related tech talk is no surprise, given the fast and steady interest in these technologies evidenced by imaging informaticists in medicine.
Training interventional radiologists how to perform endovascular thrombectomies is an effective way to improve patient care, according to research presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting.
Smart speakers such as Google Home and Amazon Echo have changed how people make phone calls, listen to music and check the weather, but they can also help interventional radiologists perform medical procedures.
A new noninvasive treatment can be used to treat the chronic condition commonly known as “tennis elbow,” according to research presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting.
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) estimates that RSNA 2018’s economic impact on the city of Chicago was $160 million. This is up from the society’s estimate that RSNA 2017 made an economic impact of $130 million on the Windy City.