Radiology appears to have reached a tipping point in its adoption of cloud computing, with economic and availability issues sending many applications to the cloud.

Radiology is an IT-intensive specialty, one that mandates an investment in information technology (IT)—and continuous updates— that is substantially greater than other medical specialties.

To understand why the future of radiology is in reporting that is both structured and template-based, look to the earliest days of the profession.

The experiences of two of five conveners in the Medicare Imaging Demonstration indicate that the challenges of implementing decision support for radiology go well beyond the technical.

There’s a fire down below, and it’s not global warming

Leaders in all sectors of American business have been leaning on John Kotter’s 1996 change management Bible, Leading Change, for close to 20 years.

No one on the business side of radiology is likely to question the key finding from a recent analysis of healthcare spending in 2013: Spending growth decelerated 0.05% in 2013. Spending increased just 3.6%—compared to 4.1% in 2012—to $2.9 trillion, or $9,255 per person.

Imaging 3.0 is the ACR’s manifesto for moving radiologists from volume-based to value-based care; transactional to consultative medicine; radiologist-centered to patient-centered care; and finally, after years of discussion, from invisible to visible, or at least more accountable, explains Syed Zaidi, MD, president, Radiology Associates of Canton, Ohio.

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