Personal health records represent a faster, more patient-friendly method for health information exchange than actual HIE solutions, according to David Mendelson (pictured), a professor of radiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
In a recent interview with Diagnostic Imaging , Mary Mahoney, M.D., a professor of radiology and vice chair of research at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the chair of the Radiology Society of North America's task force on Radiology Cares, shares several suggestions for practicing patient-centered care.
The growth of image sharing services such Image Share can help informed patients avoid duplicative or repeat scans, as well as facilitate their ability to quickly get second opinions.
Academic radiology departments increasingly are relying on dashboard technology to track all the data they have to deal with on a daily basis.
In an interview with FierceMedicalImaging , Richard Gunderman, professor and vice chairman of the department of radiology at Indiana University, talks about the importance of story telling in medical imaging and healthcare.
In a session at the recent session at the recent Radiological Society of North America annual conference in Chicago, University of Virginia-based radiologist Bruce Hillman said he said that an "anti-imaging bias" continues to loom over the industry. But that trend can be reversed with the right kind of innovation, he told FierceMedicalImaging in an exclusive interview.
Whether deserved or not, radiology has the reputation of a specialty that's practiced in the dark, out of sight from patients. Now, however, it appears that radiology may be a little too invisible.
In order to prepare radiologists to deal with this new challenge, Stephen Brown, M.D., of Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston, along with colleagues at the Institute for Professionalism & Ethical Practice, have developed the Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills for Radiologists.
The Government Accountability Office report on imaging self-referral released last week has created quite a stir. Among its findings was that in 2010, providers who self-referred made more than 400,000 more referrals for advanced imaging (at a cost to Medicare of more than $100 million) than they would have if they weren't self-referring.
While the U.S. obesity epidemic--which is spiraling rapidly out of control according to a new report by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation--is presenting challenges to radiology departments, it's also creating business opportunities for medical imaging manufacturers.