Staffing

Proper staffing is imperative to a safe, high-quality healthcare system. Physician and clinician workforce shortages have become growing challenge for hospitals, with burnout also now affecting nearly all medical workers. This news channel includes content on medical staffing issues, statistics, how to improve clinician morale and the workplace environment, and ways to combat clinician burnout.

Radiologists across Europe have been finding AI algorithms useful for improving efficiency at some tasks—yet, overall, few have received AI-attributable workload relief.

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) has won a lawsuit totaling $56,664 against a former technologist who repeatedly falsified ARRT’s trademarked credentials.

A top attractor of investors interested in medical imaging AI has drawn in a fresh $110 million.

Diagnostic radiology saw its median compensation rise just 1.6% from 2020 to 2021. On the other hand, interventional radiology enjoyed a 9.9% raise. 

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Against the backdrop of radiologists getting sued for medical negligence after allegedly reading images too hastily, recent years have seen pointed calls for new radiology rules, requirements or regulations.

American Medical Association President Gerald Harmon, MD, explains some of the hottest topics discussed at the 2022 AMA House of Delegates meeting in Chicago. Harmon, a retired Air Force general and family practice specialist, said the top polices adopted where those that addressed gun control, physician burn out and issues regarding scope creep where non-physicians are filling roles traditionally held by doctors. #AMAmtg #AMA175 #AMA #guncontrol

American Medical Association President Gerald Harmon, MD, joined us for an exclusive chat about some of the hottest topics discussed at the 2022 AMA House of Delegates meeting.

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), this week released a statement on the criminalization of medical errors. The APSF said criminal prosecution is unjust and counterproductive is healthcare organizations want to find ways to mitigate errors by understanding how they happen and create protocols or IT systems can can help prevent future errors. The criminal trial of nurse RaDonda Vaught was counterproductive to safety.

Supporting telehealth, reforming Medicare, fixing the prior authorization process—these are three of five goals the American Medical Association is pursuing in an expansive new program.

During one surge, the hospital’s CT volumes spiked to 55% higher than pre-pandemic levels—no doubt due to heavy demand for advanced chest imaging.

MRI techs earned an average of $76,177 in 2019 and are making $82,395 in 2022. In fact, radiologic technologists across all modalities enjoyed a collective raise of 11.2% during that window.

Imaging

If demography is indeed destiny, U.S. healthcare is headed for a major escalation in spending on medical imaging over the next three decades. 

One of the big problems in radiology today is the selective cherry picking of the easier, more desirable cases from the DICOM work lists and leaving the more complicated studies for other radiologists, leading to radiologist burnout. Several vendors now offer radiology workflow orchestration software engines to help load balance reading lists. Image from Sectra.

One of the problems in radiology today is the selective cherry picking of the easier, more desirable cases from the DICOM worklists and leaving the more complicated studies for other radiologists, which is one of the factors in radiologist burnout.

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The meteoric rise of noncontrast head CT in emergency settings is not explained by the conspicuous proliferation of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the ED.

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American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) delegates to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates 2022 meeting Stephen Bloom, MD, and Nishant Shah, MD, explain a new AMA policy asking Congress to revise its clinician decision support mandate. 

The American Medical Association Board of Delegates approved a policy calling on payers to reimburse for the drug regadenoson and not to employ payment policies that push for cardiologists to change the drug they use for pharmacologic stress for one that is considered less safe.

American Medical Association President Gerald Harmon, MD, joined us for an exclusive chat about some of the hottest topics discussed at the 2022 AMA House of Delegates meeting.

   
   
   
   
   
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