NEW

MITA Applauds CMS for Creation of Medicare Coverage Pathway for Innovative Medical Technologies

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), the leading organization and collective voice of medical imaging equipment, radiopharmaceutical, contrast media, and focused ultrasound device manufacturers, today applauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its recently issued final rule concerning the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT) program.

KA Imaging Appoints Seasoned Industry Executives to Key Leadership Positions

Manufacturer KA Imaging has appointed Shawn Campbell as vice president of operations and Robert Moccia as vice president of sales, USA and Canada.

ICE Moves to May

Mark your calendar, the conference dedicated to imaging directors, radiology administrators and imaging engineers is moving to May 11-12 in sunny Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Florida.

oneSOURCE Creates Free Resource Page with Up-to-Date COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Today, oneSOURCE, an RLDatix company and leading healthcare management solution, announced a new COVID-19 vaccine resource page to assist healthcare professionals during the initial administration phases of the vaccine.

Rad Idea: Communication

We all know how important it is to communicate as a leader. We have busy schedules and although we make it a point to try and communicate that we are always available for our people; it is the little things that make the biggest difference.

Every morning the first thing I do is check my schedule to see what may have changed overnight (it is amazing how many meetings get added when you’re not looking). I then send an email to all of my staff. I call it “The Morning Report,” yes I know I took it from Zazu in “The Lion King.” I say good morning and in one or two sentences I tell my people when I will be in or out of the office generally. For example, I have a meeting at the Palomino office this morning, but I should be back all afternoon. Or, I will be in the department all day but I may be in and out running a few errands. If you need anything at Lowes or Office Max, let me know by noon.

I also use these quick emails to remind people of staff meetings, or that I/a provider are providing lunch that day. Anything that I think may come in handy.

I tested this theory out and did it for three months and then I did not do it for a week to see if it was noticed and the feedback was overwhelming. My people loved the emails and liked knowing quickly at a glance in the morning if I was going to be on site or not. That open communication was everything to them. It made them feel supported.

Nicole T. Walton-Trujillo, R.T.(R)(CT), BSRS, MBAH, MOL, ARRT, ASRT, NMSRT, X-ray and ultrasound modality manager for Desert Radiology.


Share your RAD IDEA via an email to editor@mdpublishing.com.

Previous

Next

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *