The promise of ultrasound has always been in its ability to visualize tissues dynamically without the use of radiation. Today's guest post by Michelle Brunet tells us about the road ahead for ultrasound:
Cardiovascular technicians, diagnostic medical sonographers, radiologic technologists and other healthcare professionals are increasingly incorporating ultrasound as an imaging tool for both diagnosis and treatment. Due to the fact that the equipment is relatively cost effective and it does not rely on radiation, it is becoming more and more important in a range of healthcare departments. O...
When you spend most of your waking hours each week at work, good relationships with colleagues go a long way in helping you improve your performance, and you’d likely feel less stressed. Often in radiology, much attention is paid to improving relations with referring physicians. What about your radiologic technologists?
How can radiologists improve communications and relationships with technologists, and why should you care?
Fortunately, the collaborative relationship between radiologists and technologists is better than it was years ago, though of course it depends on the facility, said...
This is the first of a two-part series on improving communications. Next week, we'll explore how radiologists can better connect with radiologic technologists.
Communication. It’s been a big topic of conversation in the radiology industry, both at national meetings and inside individual practices. There’s a distinct need to improve the way radiologists and referring physicians talk to each other. The sticking point, however, has been how to do it.
There’s no question, though, the specialty needs to implement effective strategies to make communication faster, easier, and more effective. W...
Those dreaded HIPAA rules have changed again. With enforcement getting stricter and fines rising, radiologists need to know how the rules will impact them, and what changes they need to make.
The final regulations, also known as the mega rule, modify HIPAA’s privacy, security, enforcement and breach notification rules. Issued by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in January, they go into effect March 26th.
“For most radiology providers, there’s nothing earth shattering, nothing fundamentally different, that we didn’t know was coming do...