Carrie Redick RN MSN NEA-BC, director of interventional cardiology and structural heart, Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health System, explains the need for financial literacy among structural heart program directors at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular therapeutics (TCT) 2023 meeting.

Why financial literacy is so important for structural heart program directors

Carrie Redick, an ICU nurse for nearly 20 years, said understanding more about financial data improved her ability to acquire funding and other resources for her program when necessary. 

February 27, 2024
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) 2024 President Lawrence Phillips, MD, FASNC, director of nuclear cardiology and medical director for outpatient cardiology at NYU Langone Health, explains ASNC’s advocacy efforts for Medicare payments and reform.

ASNC president advocates for Medicare reimbursement reform

Lawrence Phillips, MD, president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, said that U.S. physicians are growing more and more frustrated by Medicare policies.

February 9, 2024
Lyle McMillin, principal healthcare product manager with Hyland, explains radiology IT issues and how cloud and enterprise imaging can be a solution. #RSNA #RSNA23 #RSNA2023 #PACS #enterpriseimaging

Radiology embracing the flexibility of imaging data stored off-site in the cloud

Lyle McMillin, with radiology IT vendor Hyland, explains trends he sees in the market and a definite shift toward cloud and enterprise imaging to address challenges in the market. 

February 1, 2024
Video of Samir Patel, MD, diagnostic radiologist at Radiology Inc., value management program founder and director and a board member of the Beacon Health System, explaining how AI is being implemented in mammography at RSNA 2023.

Real-world implementation of AI in mammography

Samir Patel, MD, radiologist at Radiology Inc., and a board member of the Beacon Health System, explains how AI is being implemented in clinical practice for breast imaging. 


January 19, 2024
Richard Heller, MD, RSNA Board member, associate chief medical officer for health policy and communications, and national director of pediatric radiology at Radiology Partners, explains some insurance companies are trying to take advantage of the No Surprises Billing Act by telling radiology practices they need to accept lower rates to remain part of the providers in-network.

Radiologists urged to report insurance companies forcing lower reimbursements due to No Surprises Act

Some payers are taking advantage of the NSA by forcing practices to accept lower rates to remain in-network, says Rad Partners' Richard Heller, MD. 

January 18, 2024
Video interview with Merge healthcare's General Manager of Imaging Ashish Sant on key trends in radiology IT and AI workflow orchestration at RSNA 2023. #RSNA #HealthIT #enterpriseimaging #PACS HealthAI

Radiology staffing shortages increasing demand for AI and cloud

Ashish Sant, general manager for Imaging at Merge explains how imaging informatics can help mitigate the radiology staffing shortage.

January 12, 2024
Video interview with Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) President Kit Crancer, and executive director of the Rayus Quality Institute, where he said the lack of federal policy on insurance coverage for diagnostic breast exams as opposed to screening exams

State legislation addresses gaps in breast imaging coverage, ensures affordable diagnostic exams

RBMA President Kit Crancer said a lack of federal policy has driven 20 states to adopt laws requiring that insurance cover the costs. 

January 11, 2024
Video of Tracy Byers, CEO, Change Healthcare, explaining trends in the PACS market at RSNA 2023. #RSNA #enterpriseimaging #PACS #HealthIT

3 transformative trends in radiology IT systems

Tracy Byers, CEO of enterprise imaging, Change Healthcare, defines three major trends in radiology informatics in a video interview.

January 8, 2024

Around the web

Kate Hanneman, MD, explains why many vendors and hospitals want to lower radiology's impact on the environment. "Taking steps to reduce the carbon footprint in healthcare isn’t just an opportunity," she said. "It’s also a responsibility."

The Department of Justice spent a substantial amount of time and energy targeting healthcare fraud in 2023, according to a new 80-page report. Some of the year's biggest settlements involved cardiac surgery and cardiac imaging. 

Carrie Redick, an ICU nurse for nearly 20 years, said understanding more about financial data improved her ability to acquire funding and other resources for her program when necessary. 

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