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Big data is changing everything having to do with business analytics, but report turnaround times remain at or near the top of radiology’s most scrutinized performance metrics. Here are seven simple strategies to supercharge efficiency.

The powerful independent congressional agency known as MedPAC, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, has recommended that MIPS be scrapped. Should the influential group get its way?

As radiologists, are we working hard to improve our accuracy and service each day to help our patients and referring colleagues—or just coasting on autopilot until our next vacation or retirement?

In RBJ’s 11th annual survey recognizing 100 of the largest practices in the U.S., consolidation emerges as perhaps the single most inescapable sign of disruption throughout the profession. An analysis of this year’s list, together with respondents’ comments, details how hard it has become to identify a representative sampling of the largest practices in the land.

Less-than-large radiology practices can survive the consolidation era. The trick is finding a sweet spot in which the economies of scale needed to compete meld with the hospital/practice alignment that is the lifeblood of independent practice.

How best to participate in the pre-exam patient education process? Consider some tips from radiologists who take a proactive stance in the process.

A primer for practices that are now in discussions about merging, acquiring or otherwise consolidating—or may find themselves having “the talk” at some point in the not-distant future.

Identifying the problems that suppress patient satisfaction can prove as elusive an exercise as formulating the remedies. The creatively collaborative process known as design thinking can help with both.

Want to see consolidation in action? Look anywhere. Across the globe, mergers and acquisitions are upending the established order at a pace not seen since just before the entire U.S. economy went over the falls in 2008. One hopes the same doesn’t happen on the back end of the present M&A frenzy.

It will come as no surprise to attendees of RSNA 2018 when Vijay M. Rao, MD, officially kicks off the proceedings by homing in on AI and machine learning during her president’s address on Sunday, November 25, at 8:30 a.m. After all, that topic was the talk of McCormick Place last late November and, since then, it’s only grown in importance to the profession.

It was yet another entry in a familiar medical-news narrative: A big breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease gets called into question by subsequent reporting. Only this time the off notes hit while the fanfare was still sounding.

Between 2003 and 2016, radiologists gave more than $16 million to political bodies. Here are some causes worthy of every rad’s support, regardless of party affiliation.

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