Jun. 2, 2015

Register on-site for the Radiology Summit
Online registration has closed, but we are still accepting registrations on-site. Join RBMA and your colleagues in Las Vegas this weekend for the 47th annual Radiology Summit!

Radiology Summit
June 7-10
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas

Follow the Radiology Summit on Facebook
Can't attend the Radiology Summit? See what you are missing by viewing photos that will be posted on our Facebook page daily. Be sure to "Like" RBMA on Facebook so you will be notified when updates are posted and, of course, can comment!

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Meet Radiology Summit speaker Scott Lesnick
Scott Lesnick will be presenting the following two sessions at the Radiology Summit: The Ever Changing Landscape of the Radiology Workforce: Motivating, Managing & Mentoring Multi-Generations and Effortlessly Handling Change.

This first session covers strategic methods of improving employee morale, increasing employee retention, improving operational efficiency and improving employee productivity; how to find it, how to harness it and how to keep it! Also included is a bonus section regarding mentoring programs and why they work.

The second session covers change in the workplace that can be challenging. Combining successful anecdotes with practical information on how to "move effortlessly with your company’s new directives," this session helps you discover the best ways to navigate change, revitalize your organization and decrease employee turnover.

Scott has a special message for attendees here.More

The May/June issue of the RBMA Bulletin is available online
The editorial focus of the May/June issue of the RBMA Bulletin is Operations Management and Human Resources. Feature stories include:

Click here to access the online options.More

Speakers wanted for 2016 RBMA Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs
Education remains one of our greatest strengths and our strategic direction continues to support that. Our goal is to ensure we are offering the right education to the right people at the right time.

RBMA requests your assistance in offering high-quality educational programming. We are currently seeking individuals interested in presenting a topic applicable to marketing the business of radiology.

2016 Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs will take place March 6-8, 2016, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The deadline to submit your topic and proposal is July 17.

Please complete the Call for Speakers application here.More

Win a free Fall Educational Conference registration to Austin! Update your RBMA profile to enter
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, July 31, you will be entered to win a FREE registration to the Fall Educational Conference in Austin, Texas, Sept. 27-29, 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) to qualify. Any new members joining in June or July 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 notified by Aug. 7 via email.

Edit Your Profile Now to Enter!

Please direct any questions or concerns to membership@rbma.org.More

Solving the CDS billing challenge by 2017
The clock is ticking. Starting Jan. 1, 2017, all referring physicians must consult a Clinical Decision Support tool (CDS) when ordering advanced imaging exams for their Medicare patients and providers performing these tests must put the CDS "results" on their claim to receive payment.More

ADVOCATE demonstrating preferred RCM solutions at the 2015 Radiology Summit
ADVOCATE, the premier provider of radiology revenue cycle management services nationwide, announces it will demonstrate its industry-leading radiology RCM solutions at the RBMA's 2015 Radiology Summit in Las Vegas on June 7–10.More

Zotec Partners to deliver business intelligence technology demonstrations at the 2015 RBMA Radiology Summit
Zotec Partners
Zotec Partners, the leading provider of radiology billing and practice management services, announces it will exhibit and provide business intelligence technology demonstrations of its Comprehensive Zotec Analytics & Reporting (CZAR) technology and physician production module at the 2015 Radiology Business Management Association Summit.More

Halamka: 'Probably time to retire the Meaningful Use construct'
HealthLeaders Media
John Halamka, MD, chief information officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has issues with the way both Congress and the federal government see the state of health information technology. Last week he wrote in his blog about "how Congress ...(has) entered the Trough of Disillusionment for EHRs and interoperability." More

It's a buyer's market for CT — sort of
Imaging Biz
The average price healthcare providers are paying to acquire CT systems has dropped by 20.9 percent since this time last year. According to the latest cost-of-technology information as indexed by ECRI Institute in conjunction with Modern Healthcare, the current average price tag on a CT scanner is $732,275. More

Hospital's custom mobile PACS viewer gets positive reception from users
Health Imaging
When Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center needed to find a better way of viewing medical images on mobile devices, they went the do-it-yourself route, and have gotten good results, according to a presentation at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine annual meeting. Seth J. Berkowitz, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, showcased a custom built native iOS app.More

10 security measures for healthcare IT
Diagnostic Imaging (registration required)
At SIIM 2015, Helen Oscislawski, a lawyer who focuses on high tech and HIPAA law, outlined 10 security measures for healthcare IT to help keep your organization's data secure. More

SIIM 2015: VNA adoption yields workflow, cost benefits
Aunt Minnie (registration required)
Adopting a vendor-neutral archive and related technologies has solved a number of important workflow challenges for a North Carolina radiology group, according to a presentation at the annual Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine meeting. By implementing a vendor-neutral image management environment, Wake Radiology was able to realize benefits such as improved workflow, better management of digital breast tomosynthesis images and reduced storage costs. More

How to attract patients to your blog or website
Physicians Practice (registration required)
Having trouble attracting patients and prospective patients to your blog, website, or social media? The problem could be the content on your site. In this short video, Russell Faust, MD, shares how to find out what to write about that will draw your patients in. It's like a lot easier than you think. More