Best Practices

Creating a Culture of Accountability at Outpatient Clinics

Dynamic healthcare professionals are redesigning and upgrading systems, identifying ways to improve the patient experience. However, quality services to patients should begin with every staff member embracing the reason why they exist at a healthcare organization. Make sure that all messaging vehicles—from web pages to people—are informed by current vision and mission statements in policies and procedures that are aligned with federal and state laws as well as accrediting entities’ standards.

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Health Policy & Reimbursement

New Surgeon General Murthy is Youngest to Hold Office

It has been well over a year since American citizens have had a Surgeon General. When former Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin left the post in 2013, it was filled on an interim basis by Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak. But this past Monday, all of that changed when Vivek Murthy, MD, stepped into the role of America’s Doctor.

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CT

New Aquilion One CT Features Focus on Safety

At the recent Radiological Society of North America annual meeting, Toshiba America Medical Systems introduced enhancements to its Aquilion One CT line designed to lower dose and improve patient safety.

Surveys & Studies

5 Concerns for Physicians and Patients in 2015

Consolidation among healthcare providers and ICD-10 ranked among the top concerns for physicians and patients in 2015 in a recent survey. Radiology practices are clearly not immune and need to plan strategically to meet these challenges. Becker’s Hospital Review recently reported on the survey findings.