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Anthem is forging ahead with its decision to push outpatient imaging out of hospitals. Is the insurance giant a pariah or a harbinger?

If you aren’t enhancing a young rad’s raw talent right now—and figuring diversity into radiology’s future—you’re hurting your practice’s long-term outlook.

The first female chief resident in an all-male program shares her thoughts on how far women have come in radiology and how far they still have to go.

When should radiology replace its resident-based overnight model with 24-hour attending coverage? Perhaps never.

The evidence points to ergonomically incorrect elements that can bring on or worsen aches and pains.

Radiology’s embrace of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube is not just interesting—it’s impossible to ignore.

When it comes to ramping up on imaging clinical decision support, now is the time to assess your choices, set expectations, map out a plan and get the wheels of implementation turning. Imaging leaders need to play a key role in implementing CDS, educating ordering physicians and ensuring program success. 

Many of radiology’s hottest topics are closely connected to health IT personnel and technologies, making HIMSS18 in Las Vegas an especially enticing meeting for any imaging professional. Christopher J. Roth, MD, associate professor of radiology at the Duke University School of Medicine and a member of the HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Workgroup, spoke with RBJ to preview HIMSS18 and talk about the industry as a whole.

Numerous past presidents of the Radiology Business Management Association will be on hand when RBMA members gather April 5 to 8 in San Diego. The event is the group’s 2018 PaRADigm conference. The current leadership is bringing in a presidential lineup spanning five decades to showcase how far the organization has come—and to underscore how vital its work remains—half a century after it was founded.

Tom Petty has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I watched his music videos in awe as a young kid, learned his songs on the guitar as a teenager and saw him play live with the Heartbreakers multiple times as an adult. 

The health IT holy grail of nationwide interoperability remains top of mind in theory yet miles away in practice. The daunting distance of the road ahead was thrown into sharp relief in early October, when Health Affairs published American Hospital Association (AHA) survey data from 2015 showing that two of three U.S. hospitals can’t locate, retrieve, send and/or meaningfully integrate the electronic medical records (EMRs) of patients who received care at other provider sites (Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Oct 1;36(10):1820-1827). 

In this new age of social media and physician scrutiny, the message is coming through loud and cloud to a growing number of radiologists: define your brand before it defines you.

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