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Enterprise Dose Management Is Radiology's Opportunity to Lead

August 24, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

AHRA 2014

In a session at last week’s AHRA annual meeting titled, “An Executive Guide to Implementing a Successful Enterprise Dose Solution,” Chris Tomlinson, MBA, director of radiology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, urged administrators to not be myopic.[read more]

Assuring Safe Patient Health Information (PHI) in Radiology

August 14, 2014 by Andy Salmen

According to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, PHI is short for "protected health information." Keeping this information private and secure is essential in order to avoid negative repercussions for the patient and to avoid civil and criminal penalties that could be incurred if a practice fails to comply with HIPAA Rules.[read more]

AHRA 2014 Keynote Highlights: Lessons for Your Radiology Department from a Fighter Pilot

August 14, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

AHRA keynote speaker

Radiology’s “top guns” are being tested and success in the changing healthcare environment is dependent on your commitment to yourself, the mission and your team. This was the message from AHRA 2014 keynote speaker Lieutenant Colonel Rob “Waldo” Waldman, a decorated fighter pilot and author.[read more]

Fast-Forward Scanning

August 11, 2014 by Siemens Healthcare

Aarthi Scans

In this video, Dr. P. Vignesh and V. Govindarajan from Aarthi Scans in Chennai, India, share how they managed to reduce MRI scan time by 20 percent. Now they are able to scan more patients per day and provide them quickly with a diagnosis of the health problems they are facing.[read more]

Patient Care Over There: A Talk About Global Radiology Practices

August 10, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

Global radiology practices

Todd Minnigh is a familiar face in the AHRA community. As a frequent conference attendee and speaker, he has presented on a variety of topics because he has seen and experienced a great deal throughout his career. He took the time to answer a few questions.[read more]

Using Teleradiology to Become Independent from RIS [VIDEO]

August 7, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

radiology / shutterstock 

Innovative Radiology covers a couple of hospitals, and Houston Medical Imaging is its primary medical imaging facility. The organization also provides readings for about 30 other facilities. This video is a case study on how Innovative Radiology uses teleradiology to become independent from specific RIS vendors.[read more]

5 Tips for Preventing Reimbursement Loss in Radiology Billing

August 2, 2014 by Andy Salmen

Photo: Leo Reynolds via photopin cc

Rules and regulations have made the coding and billing for medical services more complex for all segments of the industry, including radiologic groups. Here are five tips for making cost-effective improvements that can enhance your radiology billing and reimbursement process.[read more]

Shared Risk Reimbursement: 5 Challenges and Opportunities for Radiology

August 1, 2014 by Andy Salmen

risk reimbursement

Accurate and efficient radiology billing can prove tricky, especially with so many factors influencing the final outcome. Still, maintaining a healthy revenue stream is possible for any healthcare provider so long as the practice adheres to a handful of best practices.[read more]

2014 Medicare Payment Cuts for Radiology Services

July 29, 2014 by Andy Salmen

Radiology payment changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2014 hospital outpatient prospective payment system updates late last year. Unfortunately for radiology professionals, there was a decrease in many different kinds of imaging procedures that will have an economic impact on the field.[read more]

X-Ray Dosimeter Improves Radiation Dose Management in Real-Time: Or, How a Little Badge Provides Real-Time Radiation Dose Data

April 1, 2014 by Siemens Healthcare

x-ray dosimeter

When Dr. Tobias Struffert prepares for an intervention, he dons his scrubs along with the film dosimeter and his lead apron, and then clips on an additional item: a 4 x 4 centimeter badge with a yellow bird printed on it. The badge is part of RaySafe i2TM, an active dosimetry system.[read more]

Customer Service Portal for Medical Equipment Saves Time and Work

March 31, 2014 by Siemens Healthcare

medical scanner

If you are wondering how to manage the performance and maintenance of various medical scanners, biomedical engineer Tobias Schröer from St. Johannes Hospital in Dortmund, Germany, can offer helpful insights. His greatest challenge at the moment is to network 35 different scanners into a common imaging repository.[read more]

Teleradiology Providing an Increasing Number of Opportunities to Europe

March 14, 2014 by Rich Pulvino

teleradiology / shutterstock

In January 2014, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) updated its white paper about best practices in tele radiology. The ESR found that teleradiology is bringing new opportunities for both the users of the services and the providers. The main goals behind the white paper were broken down into five key messages.[read more]