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Changing Utilization Patterns of Cervical Spine Imaging in the Emergency Department: Perspectives From Two Decades of National Medicare Claims PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 April 2016 20:00
The aim of this study was to assess the changing use of emergency department (ED) cervical spine imaging in the Medicare population....
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Determining Waiting Room Occupancy at an Outpatient Clinic Using Simulated Observations and Probability-Duration Curves PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 April 2016 20:00
Adequate allocation of physical resources in hospitals has become increasingly important with the rise of health care costs. Seat utilization in outpatient clinic waiting rooms is one resource that is particularly important to monitor, to not only ensure patient satisfaction but also accommodate patient flow. Currently, very few studies are...
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Radiology Leading the Quality Improvement Culture Change PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 April 2016 20:00
The demand for health care quality improvement (QI) has gained progressive momentum in recent years. In 2015, the secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell, announced value-based payment goals whereby “85% of all Medicare fee-for-service payments [would be] tied to quality or value by 2016, and 90% by 2018” [1]. This change from care c...
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The Expanding Profile of the International Day of Radiology on Twitter PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 April 2016 20:00
We read with interest the recent article by C. Matthew Hawkins, MD [1], titled “Radiology’s Social Media Hashtag Ontology: Codifying Online Data.” We would like to commend the author on his excellent work. We believe that radiology hashtag ontology will greatly enhance the social media experience for radiologists. We wish to further illustrate how ...
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Choosing Wisely and Imaging 3.0 Professional Development: Radiology Resident Consultant Service PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 April 2016 20:00
In the second half of the past century, medical imaging underwent a simultaneous revolution and evolution. Radiology as a field and as a practice completely changed when it transitioned from analog (film-based) to digital (screen-based) technology. PACS separated image acquisition, storage, and interpretation, and enabled many workflow...
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