About 20 years ago, Dennis Chaltraw remembers leaving an insurance industry leadership conference with an important takeaway from the featured speaker. He doesn’t recollect the specific phrasing, but the takeaway was, “Regardless of how hard you work, make sure you bring balance into your life, and find a way to live outside of work.”
Organization, efficiency, knowledge and team recognition are just a few of the myriad of things leaders must contend with on a daily basis. No matter the size of the department one is leading, success is tied to each of these items in some form or fashion. In today’s ever-changing world of COVID-19, staffing shortages, supply chain backorders, medication shortages, etc., we are busier than ever before. We have more changes and challenges bombarding us daily that require us to be in-the-know and as flexible as ever.
The weight of discussions about the acquisition of medical imaging equipment frequently is given over to questions of financing, budget cycles, clinical stakeholder interests and revenue. What may be further down the list of considerations, however, are details about the physical environment in which those devices will be housed and from within which they must function.
Nelida Trout-Lacy, R.T. (MR)(ARRT), holds a bachelor’s degree in diagnostic imaging and is the radiology manager at Watsonville Community Hospital in California.
Krissie D. Stich, MBA, R.T. (R), is the Radiology Director, East Market, University Hospitals. Her career path can be at least partially attributed to her participating in youth athletics.
Butterfly Network Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss claims and specific patents from a complaint for patent infringement lawsuit filed on March 9, 2022, by FUJIFILM Sonosite Inc. Butterfly believes the lawsuit alleging infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,169,108;...
Exo (pronounced “echo”), a pioneering health information and medical devices company, has announced that it is acquiring Medo, a Canadian developer of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, to make ultrasound imaging faster and simpler to use. By integrating Medo’s...
The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF) are now accepting applications for the 2022 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. The annual awards program recognizes major achievements by individuals and organizations to improve patient...
Siemens Healthineers has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the ARTIS icono ceiling, a ceiling-mounted angiography system designed for a wide range of routine and advanced procedures in interventional radiology (IR) and cardiology. The...
GE Healthcare released its most advanced fixed X-ray system yet, the next-generation Definium 656 HD. Leading GE Healthcare’s portfolio of fixed X-ray products, this latest generation of the overhead tube suspension (OTS) system delivers consistent, highly automated,...
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. has announced that its Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) technology, enabling the visualization of anatomy in motion, will be available on the mKDR Xpress™ Mobile X-ray System. The mobile system will also be compatible with...
The global AI in medical imaging market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 45.68% during the forecast period 2022-2027, according to a news report from Globe Newswire that attributes the information to ReportLinker.
The global digital X-ray market is expected to reach $16.4 billion by 2026 from an estimated $11.1 billion in 2021, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.1% from 2021 to 2026, according to a report by MarketsandMarkets.
cmTriage from CureMetrix is the first FDA-cleared software intended to provide a notification triage code to the radiologist’s mammography worklist based on the presence of a suspicious region of interest found by the underlying algorithm.
Carestream’s AI-powered Imaging and Workflow Intelligence solutions help improve image clarity, optimize dose and increase workflow efficiency.
AI algorithm clinical utility will rely upon their seamless and reliable integration into existing clinical reading workflows. Organizations implementing AI algorithms must consider how they will automatically identify, fetch, anonymize, and deliver current and relevant prior studies to AI algorithms, as well as how to reidentify and store algorithm results in a clinical archive.
Backed by the breadth of GE Healthcare and the Edison Ecosystem, Edison True PACS brings together image visualization, workflow, artificial intelligence, 3D post processing, and archiving all in a single platform, to provide enterprise functionality at an affordable cost.
Carestream’s Lux 35 Detector is a lightweight, glass-free wireless detector ergonomically designed with the comfort of patients and radiographers in mind. The cesium iodide (CsI) detector offers superb resolution, better detail and a reduced exposure dose as compared to gadolinium (GoS) detectors.
The Fluoroscan InSight Mini C-arm extremities imaging system is designed to facilitate greater positioning, flexibility and convenient mobility in a compact unit.
Recent conversations with a friend brought back memories of an article I wrote a very long time ago. I decided to revisit the article because it might have relevance in today’s acquisition-rich environment.
The National Center for Biotechnology recently updated the informational page on medical error and reduction, and the extent of the challenge faced by the health care industry is daunting. Did you know medical errors result in 100,000 people dying each year and cost upward of $20 billion dollars a year? Missed diagnoses play a big role in these numbers. According to The Joint Commission, diagnostic errors lead to injury or death for 40,000 to 80,000 patients a year.
People often get promoted into supervisory positions and receive very little practical training to be effective in the role. That was a huge motivator for my writing “Creating Passion-Driven Teams.” Identify someone who thinks he or she has “arrived” and has no need to learn more, and I’ll point out someone who’s on the road to stagnation.
We are at the beginning of the transformation for medical imaging artificial intelligence (MIAI). Currently, less than 30 percent of U.S. health care providers are using it. I am concerned about training the staff to support this new innovation. Will the current PACS administrators be tasked with the support and care of MIAI?
It is not unusual for jobs in health care to bring one challenge after another. You never know what to expect. It is what keeps me interested and never bored. I know that I learn something new every day because some crazy situation comes up that we have not had happen before. We may need to create a new workflow or find a different way to achieve the same results.
It’s our annual employee engagement time! As I discuss this topic with senior leaders and we prepare for the engagement survey, I reflected on my efforts within the last year with my management and front-line team. I have some insightful thoughts about engagement to share in this month’s column.
Health care has long struggled with detecting and addressing medical errors. It’s been more than 20 years since the groundbreaking U.S. Institute of Medicine’s piece To Err is Human and, as an industry, we’re far from achieving zero errors.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is a culture that everyone should strive to implement. The question is, “How does it benefit your organization?”
I’ve yet to have an employee say that I didn’t give them all the information I could in my 20-plus-year career. Even in the most extreme cases, including lawsuits, employees made it known that I took their concerns seriously and provided a level of transparency they weren’t accustomed to.