Reducing Overhead for Your Imaging Center

Reducing Overhead for Your Imaging Center

Want to reduce your imaging center’s overhead? The question takes me back to the early 1980s, when the father of a dear childhood friend practiced medicine. We used to spend hours making paperclip chains and driving his secretary crazy in the early 1980s. I remember...
The Importance of Order Transparency

The Importance of Order Transparency

A doctor writes an order for a service like an MRI. She hands it to the patient, who stuffs it into his pocket and walks out of the doctor’s office. What happens next? The answer, if you’re honest, is anyone’s guess. Will the patient get the MRI? The doctor won’t know...
What’s the Real qCDSM Compliance Deadline?

What’s the Real qCDSM Compliance Deadline?

We’ve noted some confusion in the radiology field about the deadlines for compliance with new Federal regulations concerning the use of Qualified Clinical Decision Support Mechanisms (qCDSMs). We wanted to take a moment to clarify the deadline issues and delve a...
The End of Faxing

The End of Faxing

There’s a joke where a man wants to send his colleague a fax. The colleague says, “I’m sorry. We can’t receive faxes in our location.” The man asks, “where are you?” to which the colleague responds, “the 21st century.” Yet, here we are. Healthcare is one of the last...