While technology developments in medical imaging are routinely thought of as promoting innovation, evidence-based clinical practice and better quality, it could be argued that recent trends may have unexpected and unintended outcomes. We need to understand how different pressure points in today can impact the practice of medicine, especially as it relates to imaging.
For the past decade, William W. Orrison, Jr., MD, MBA, served as RadSite’s the founding Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer until his retirement this past summer. He also served as Chair of the RadSite’s Standards Committee for many years. His death has left a deep hole in the medical community as well as in the hearts of the people who knew him, respected him and loved him. Throughout his truly remarkable career he always kept people at the heart of his work and maintained unfailing empathy for patients and their families.
Healthcare costs exceed $9,000 per year per person and the “healthcare crisis is unsustainable,” according to Vivien S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBA. In the Annual Oration in Diagnostic Radiology, delivered during the plenary session, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at the Radiological Society of North America’s 102nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Dr. Lee discussed moving from fee-for-service to value-based healthcare and how radiology will compete in that new health economy. Dr. Lee is senior vice president of the University of Utah Health Sciences, CEO of the University of Utah Healthcare and dean of the University of Utah School of Medicine.
RadSite will be exhibiting at RSNA 2016, as the Radiological Society of North America holds its 102nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago, Nov. 27 – Dec. 2 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Be sure to stop by our booth, 8534, in North Hall B to learn why RadSite is the most cost-effective and simple-to-use accreditation program for advanced diagnostic imaging.
Over the past 20 years, Garry Carneal has helped bring to market over 20 health-related accreditation programs for three different organizations. He is best known for his 9-year tenure at URAC, where he helped the accreditation organization diversify from one accreditation program to 18.