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As healthcare continues to shift its focus from quantity to quality, radiologists have a chance to demonstrate their value and show that, yes, they deserve a seat at the table when it comes to discussing the present and future of patient care in the United States. So will they seize that opportunity?

The Tenth Annual Radiology 100 Finds Practices Choosing One of Two Paths: Hire Additional Radiologists or Consider Consolidation

The results of our Radiology 100 survey is here.

The October/November issue of Radiology Business Journal is always one of our most exciting of the year. It’s when we unveil our annual Radiology 100 ranking and it coincides with RSNA’s annual meeting in Chicago.

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is once again gearing up for its annual meeting at McCormick Place in the beautiful city of Chicago. What does RSNA have in store for attendees this year? Richard L. Ehman, MD, president of the RSNA Board of Directors, gave us a sneak peek. Ehman, a professor of radiology and Blanche R. & Richard J. Erlanger Professor of Medical Research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., previewed RSNA 2017 and reviewed some of the biggest issues affecting medical imaging today.

It's Worth Our Time to Address Common Misconceptions 

CMS released its 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule on July 13, and it included two pieces of good news for imaging facilities across the United States.

In 1994, Rosabeth Moss Kanter coined the phrase “collaborative leadership” in Harvard Business Review to describe the leadership skills and attributes needed to successfully develop and manage interorganizational strategic alliances.1 The authors of a 2014 book, New Leadership for Today’s Health Care Professionals, also explored this concept, explaining that collaborative leadership requires a leader who can achieve success by motivating individuals in multiple organizations while bringing together and aligning the goals of many stakeholders.2

Radiology has been intertwined with information technology in a generally enthusiastic, if occasionally uneasy, embrace for the better part of four decades. What does this mean for radiologists right now and going forward? To hash out that question, we assembled a panel of four practicing radiologists with leadership-level expertise in IT and informatics:

When Verlon Salley, MHA, CRA, arrived six years ago as executive director of radiology at UPMC’s Presbyterian and Shadyside Hospitals in Pittsburgh, he vowed to give his staff a more powerful voice. It was more than mere lip service. Consider: he sat down with a patient care aide who had 40 years with the organization and asked for her candid thoughts on how to improve personnel engagement.

Large Outpatient Providers Are Adapting, but Can Smaller Businesses Survive?

Earlier this year, a bill known as HB 1036 passed in the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate and was subsequently signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Sponsored by Texas Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston), the law requires all commercial insurance providers in Texas to cover the cost of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT, also known as 3D mammography) for all patients.

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