Natalie McGarry, Imaging Performance Partnership
How can radiology programs contribute to their organizations under reform? One health system CEO claims imaging is well positioned to provide leadership because of the specialty’s experience with data and the number of patients imaging touches.
A hospital CEO weighs in: Radiology should lead reform
Matthew Morril, Technology Insights
While demographic trends are placing a larger burden on hospital resources, capital budgets continue to tighten in the wake of reform. Administrators may seek to control costs by extending the useful lives of clinical technology and equipment, which could save millions of dollars if done prudently and deliberately.
However, hospital administrators must be cautious to find the balance between conserving capital and meeting the clinical standard of care by offering key innovations. Ultimately, administrators must balance several factors—such as cost of maintenance, downtime, and tradeoffs in technological advances—when making decisions to extend the lifecycles of their imaging equipment.
In case you missed it: Maximizing your imaging equipment lifecycles
Emily Hague, Imaging Performance Partnership
Our colleagues at the Daily Briefing recently posted an article summarizing the effects of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's changed guidelines for mammography on rates of women's imaging. In case you didn't see the article, we've reposted it below.
In case you missed it: Mammography rates dipped following USPSTF guidelines