No fairy godmothers: Radiologists must raise visibility March 4, 2017 -- VIENNA - Radiologists have long been behind-the-scenes physicians, reading exams in darkened basements. But this paradigm isn't viable anymore in an age of increasingly competitive healthcare delivery, and radiologists must be proactive about boosting their visibility, according to a presentation on Friday at ECR 2017.
Video from ECR 2017: Shane Foley on radiography & radiology March 4, 2017 -- VIENNA - ECR is well-known for its popular radiographers' sessions, but can it ever become the essential congress for Europe's many thousands of radiographers? Shane Foley, PhD, from the University College Dublin School of Medicine and Medical Science, gives his opinion and also outlines how to boost collaboration and teamwork among radiographers and radiologists.
Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Mauricio Castillo on burnout March 3, 2017 -- VIENNA - Burnout, dissatisfaction, and inequality are three major challenges facing radiology today, but simple measures can help overcome them, according to Dr. Mauricio Castillo from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the U.S. An honorary lecturer at ECR 2017, he gives some practical advice on how to avoid problems.
Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Lluís Donoso Bach on radiology's future March 2, 2017 -- VIENNA - Will emerging technology replace the radiologist? Does artificial intelligence pose a serious threat to radiology's survival? Dr. Lluís Donoso Bach, PhD, immediate past president of the European Society of Radiology, answers these and other questions.
Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Afshin Gangi on turf battles March 1, 2017 -- VIENNA - Turf battles are an everyday reality in medicine today, but how can you avoid them? One of Europe's leading interventional radiologists, Dr. Afshin Gangi from Strasbourg, France, explains how best to minimize conflicts with other disciplines. He also discusses whether he feels more like a surgeon than a radiologist.
How can radiology departments ensure patient safety? March 1, 2017 -- VIENNA - Radiology departments have a moral, professional, and legal responsibility to protect the safety of patients receiving imaging studies with ionizing radiation. It takes teamwork, however, to meet that critical mandate, according to a talk at ECR 2017.
CMS: U.S. health spending to near 20% of GDP by 2025 February 15, 2017 -- The U.S. will see a modest increase in healthcare spending between 2016 and 2025, but that growth means the country will spend nearly 20% of its gross domestic product (GDP) on healthcare by 2025, according to a new analysis from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Tips for transitioning your radiology practice to MIPS February 13, 2017 -- Are you ready for Medicare's Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? Providers need to start collecting data this year as the system -- intended to push U.S. healthcare from volume to value -- prepares to go into full effect in 2018. Fortunately, Maria Calamaro of Healthcare Administrative Partners has some tips.
MICI Q1: Radiology takes wait-and-see approach to future February 10, 2017 -- The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president seems to have prompted many radiology administrators to take a wait-and-see attitude toward their future business operations, if new data from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI) for the first quarter of 2017 are any indication.
Virtual coaching takes on x-ray training February 3, 2017 -- A New Zealand start-up called Virtual Medical Coaching aims to reinvent radiographer and radiologic technologist training by making it more virtual, more personalized, more flexible, and above all more relevant for students.