Teri Yates, Accountable Radiology Advisors, led a session on Risk Management.

Patient Safety

Playing It Safe at AHRA

In a rapidly changing healthcare system with mounting government mandates, today’s providers must keep pace with an enormous amount of new developments. That fact was evident in the plethora of information offered—on a wide array of subjects—by experts and exhibitors alike at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) conference earlier this month. Patient safety was one key topic that kept resurfacing both in educational sessions and on the exhibit floor.

Perspectives

Letters to the Editor

Below are a few recent Letters to the Editor. Let us know what you think about articles you read on imagingeconomics.com. Send your letters to Marianne Matthews, Chief Editor, at mmatthews@nullallied360.com

Benjamin Strong, MD, Chief Medical Officer, vRad

Regulatory Watch

Interstate: The Way to Go?

A new plan proposed by the Federation of State Medical Boards aims to simplify the process for physicians seeking to acquire licensing in multiple states. The agreement, in the form of a legally binding interstate compact, would enable a physician in New York to simultaneously apply to treat patients in suburban Boston, rural Arkansas, and downtown Salt Lake City.

Ultrasound

Portable System Takes Ultrasound On the Go

Esaote has launched its MyLab Gamma “green” ultrasound system at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Barcelona, August 30 to September 3. The portable, battery-operated system is designed for use in any environment and offers fast boot-up time and rapid resume from standby mode.

5K runners participate in last year’s run October 12, 2013 at Slater Park in Pawtucket, RI. Credit: Nicole Demers, Oakridge Images Photography.

CT

Breathing Easier: A Campaign to Save Lives

Much has changed in the medical world since 1952. Antibiotics have conquered previously life-threatening bacteria, and the polio and measles vaccines have largely contained diseases that once devastated the United States. Unfortunately, not much has changed for lung cancer. A new screening process may be poised to turn that trend.