3 ways radiology can improve patient 'handoffs'
May 12, 2021 -- Radiology "handoffs" -- that is, transitioning patients to other departments or physician teams -- are crucial to effective patient care. But there's room for improvement, according to a study published May 11 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Hospital-based doctors order more inappropriate MRI scans
May 11, 2021 -- The odds of a patient receiving a referral for an inappropriate MRI scan are 26% higher when the patient is referred by a hospital-based primary care physician compared with a doctor in private practice, according to a study published May 3 in Health Affairs. Read More
Benchmarking can help radiology practices evaluate performance
May 11, 2021 -- Benchmarking is a current term used to describe a process that has always been applied but perhaps not in the same way as it is today. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains some of the key metrics you can use to benchmark your radiology practice. Read More
Radiology groups can prepare now to implement the No Surprises Act
May 4, 2021 -- The No Surprises Act will become effective January 1, 2022. This is the first federal regulation protecting patients from receiving unexpected bills, and Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains what it means for radiology practices. Read More
Should radiologists discuss results with patients?
April 26, 2021 -- Both patients and primary care physicians reported an increase in how well patients understood their medical conditions following virtual visits with radiologists in a study presented April 22 at the virtual American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. Read More
Radiologists should embrace immediate patient access to reports
April 26, 2021 -- It's time for radiologists to embrace the practice of providing patients with immediate access to their radiology results, according to a presentation at the virtual annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society. Read More
Radiology isn't immune to gaslighting -- here's how to cope
April 22, 2021 -- Radiology departments aren't immune to instances of abuse, and gaslighting -- or emotional manipulation of another person -- can be one of them, according to a poster presented at the virtual American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. Read More
COVID-19 pandemic hasn't depressed radiology salaries
April 22, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic didn't seem to make a big dent in salaries for radiology professionals in 2020, at least according to the latest figures from SalaryScan, AuntMinnie.com's annual survey of benefits and compensation in radiology. Read More
Steps you can take to prevent workplace violence
April 21, 2021 -- Healthcare workers are facing an increased risk of violence on the job. Radiologists on call in emergency departments may feel particularly vulnerable, according to a presentation at the 2021 virtual annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society. Read More
COVID-19 'long-haulers' could have long-term effect on radiology
April 21, 2021 -- More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it's becoming clear that some patients experience chronic, long-term symptoms from the disease, and these "long-haulers" could have a big effect on radiology, according to a poster at the American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. Read More