What qualities make a radiology leader? What experiences best prepare leaders to assume their roles? How do leaders know whether they are performing to the best of their abilities?

Number crunchers at radiology practices might occasionally lose sleep over the complex nature of performance assessment, but that’s nothing, compared with the sleepless nights experienced by women who learn of possible breast abnormalities. In his work as regional radiology department chief at Kaiser Permanente (KP) Colorado in Denver, Greg Mogel,

In the past, many radiology private practices used a fairly traditional (and extended) track leading to full partnership in the practice. Now, however, many practices are exploring emerging compensation models—including accelerated partnership tracks and enhanced flexibility in balancing earnings and hours—to accommodate the needs and preferences

It is a well-accepted axiom in business that to be successful, a leader must want to lead. The truth, though, is that business entities often struggle to find leaders because no one really wants to put in the time or make the effort to push the organization up the hill.

While health-policy experts debate the potential of accountable-care organizations (ACOs) to address the problem of cost in US health care, a panel held on July 22, 2011, at the RBMA Executive Education Program in Scottsdale, Arizona, reveals that with prototype ACOs already in play and health-care systems assessing their ACO needs, radiology

I understand that the government does not want to spend money on an imaging examination that is unnecessary. As a fiscal conservative, I have an inherent distaste for waste and actively resent the idea of my tax dollars being spent on anything that isn’t necessary. When it comes to finding opportunities to reduce health-care spending, however, it

The roles of the physician leader and the administrative leader are evolving in new ways. Historically, the physician leader devoted extra time to committees, to being the spokesperson for the medical group, and to chairing meetings. With complexity increasing and change rampant throughout health care, organizational leadership needs are growing.

The most recent Sentinel Event Alert¹ issued by the Joint Commission formally put the medical world on notice that the expanding use of diagnostic imaging will require more stringent oversight to ensure patient safety. Whether that oversight will be self-imposed or enforced from without, the Joint Commission recommends that practitioners be held to

It’s often said that radiology’s product is the report. It’s the crucible where referring physicians judge the effectiveness of their subspecialist colleagues, it’s a primary source document for coding and billing, and it’s risk-management documentation in the event of a malpractice suit.

I read your article, “Finger in the Wind,”¹ with interest.

Analytics technology is the number-one IT requirement for implementing an accountable-care organization (ACO), according to 197 providers (at 187 organizations) interviewed by KLAS (Orem, Utah) to get an early picture of what ACOs mean for the health-care IT market (see figure). Health information exchanges, data warehouses, and patient portals

One can’t help but seek significance in the death of someone as iconic as Apple cofounder and CEO Steve Jobs. Of all the things that he meant to those of us who have made our careers in the business world, among the most important and lasting, I believe, is that he had a unique and highly visible passion and love for his chosen path. Yes, he was a

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