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Registration is available on-site for Building Better Radiology Programs RBMA Online registration has closed but you can still attend RBMA's Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs by registering on-site.
The registration desk will be open from noon-5 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, March 16, and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.
Kick off the RBMA 2015 Radiology Summit with ZDogg MD RBMA Dr. Zubin Damania, "ZDogg MD," is a YouTube rapper and a former Stanford hospital physician who takes a humorous approach toward his journey through medical school and the current culture and practice of medicine. In his upcoming keynote presentation, Health Care: Remixed, Dr. Damania will discuss new approaches to fix our health care system from the ground up.
Join Dr. Damania and many more presenters at the 2015 Radiology Summit. Register to attend today.
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Variation in a plug and play world ASPYRA, LLC Do standards mean your systems and equipment should be "plug and play?"
Not necessarily. Standards are recommended practices and formats – they make communication between organizations and systems easier and faster, but there is no legal penalty for a company that chooses not to follow them. DICOM and HL7 are examples of healthcare communications standards for systems and equipment. HL7 (Health Level 7) is an industry standard dealing with the interchange of healthcare data between systems in a healthcare enterprise.
Win a free Summit Registration to Vegas! Update your RBMA Profile to enter. RBMA Use RBMA's Edit Profile feature, which allows you to update more information in your member account and helps RBMA to track more accurate demographics about our membership! If you update your account between now and Friday, March 27, you will be entered to win a FREE Registration to the Radiology Summit in Las Vegas, Nev., June 7-10, 2015, valued at $760, or a $500 American Express gift card.
Rules: Promotion is for RBMA members only. Members must completely fill out any incomplete fields (except changing username/password) in order to qualify. Any new members joining in March, who update their profile online, will also be entered to win. RBMA Corporate Primary members only need to update their personal profile (not Company Profile or Buyers Guide) in order to qualify. The lucky winner will be selected on March 31, 2015, and notified via email.
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DataMAXX — Did you know? Now collecting 2014 A/R data RBMA RBMA is now collecting A/R data for 2014! Click here for detailed information about submitting your or your clients' A/R data by Excel® questionnaire, .csv file upload or online data entry through DataMAXX, or paper questionnaire. Submit your A/R data by Friday, April 3.
When the data have been cleaned we will provide an official report (a $500 value) to participants including results as of the survey due date. The report will provide a column to enter your practice's indicator values, calculated in the Excel file, for easy comparison with overall results. Data submitted after the due date will be available for reporting through DataMAXX.
We rely on our members to provide the data used to calculate the A/R indicator statistics. Please help us continue to provide trusted, dependable benchmarks by contributing your accounts receivable data. All data are held in complete confidentiality, and results are released only in aggregated form.
The new library of RBMA is open RBMA RBMA has just launched a new section on our website dedicated to industry articles that align with our Common Body of Knowledge. Articles that support Governance; Operations Management; and Quality, Compliance and Risk Management are currently available here.
Odds of another ICD-10 delay grow longer RBMA In February, two significant events happened in Washington, D.C., that made Congressional passage of another mandatory delay in the implementation of the 10th revision in the International Classification of Diseases codes (ICD-10) much more unlikely.
Survey: HHS regulations are squeezing health IT professionals By Scott E. Rupp New research suggests that the regulatory demands imposed by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) are likely having a negative impact on health IT professionals. As many as 60 percent of polled healthcare IT professionals feel that government regulations are leading to the decline of their industry. According to the study, cost-cutting and containment also are cause for concern for healthcare organizations and are "exacerbated by the fact that many IT departments are already understaffed and underfunded."
When radiologists become expert witnesses Diagnostic Imaging (registration required) The radiologist's place in the courtroom isn't always at the defense table, they may also be at the witness stand — serving as an expert witness. Expert witnesses provide the jurors with scientific, specialized information, usually in a manner easily understood by the lay person, so that the jurors or judge can understand the facts of the case and render an informed decision.
Is radiology making use of social media? Aunt Minnie (registration required) Social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter have revolutionized how people communicate with each other — and how organizations reach consumers. So is radiology utilizing these tools as it seeks to reinvent itself from a volume-based field to a value-based one?
Thanks to redundancies, system glitches present minor interruptions to radiologist workflow Heatlh Exec Radiology IT system hiccups that result in downtimes are generally mild and only modestly impact radiologist workflows, according to a study published online Nov. 4 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Even as radiologists work in increasingly complex, multi-site medical systems, they are still being called upon to produce high quality, accurate work in a timely manner. To meet these challenges, enterprises often create complex IT informatics infrastructures that can aggregate cases from multiple sites and distribute them to geographically dispersed radiologists.
AHIMA: Physicians' ICD-10 fears unfounded HealthLeaders Media Doctors' shift in focus away from trying to delay ICD-10 again and toward addressing any hiccups with the inevitable transition is seen as a positive sign by AHIMA executives.
Italian radiologists hold favorable view of teleradiology Aunt Minnie (registration required) Although they often have concerns about its potential impact on their practice, Italian radiologists still typically have a positive view of teleradiology and believe it has a bright future, according to a recent presentation at ECR 2015.