Staffing

Proper staffing is imperative to a safe, high-quality healthcare system. Physician and clinician workforce shortages have become growing challenge for hospitals, with burnout also now affecting nearly all medical workers. This news channel includes content on medical staffing issues, statistics, how to improve clinician morale and the workplace environment, and ways to combat clinician burnout.

There are plenty of radiologists serving Medicare patients in the U.S., but the headcounts are unevenly distributed, and widely so.   

Two weeks ago CMS proposed a 2023 physician fee schedule (PFS) that stands to slash pay to U.S. diagnostic radiologists by 3% and interventionalists by 4%. This week the U.K.’s National Health Service put that country’s radiologists in a similar bind.

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Radiologists are receiving salary offers averaging $455,000 to start a new job in 2022, up from $401,000 in 2021.  

Last week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services posted a tentative Physician Fee Schedule for 2023. Initial reactions from radiology were muted. That changed this Wednesday.

More than most companies, Toyota is led from the bottom up as much as from the top down.

Radiologists across Europe have been finding AI algorithms useful for improving efficiency at some tasks—yet, overall, few have received AI-attributable workload relief.

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) has won a lawsuit totaling $56,664 against a former technologist who repeatedly falsified ARRT’s trademarked credentials.

A top attractor of investors interested in medical imaging AI has drawn in a fresh $110 million.

Diagnostic radiology saw its median compensation rise just 1.6% from 2020 to 2021. On the other hand, interventional radiology enjoyed a 9.9% raise. 

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Against the backdrop of radiologists getting sued for medical negligence after allegedly reading images too hastily, recent years have seen pointed calls for new radiology rules, requirements or regulations.

American Medical Association President Gerald Harmon, MD, explains some of the hottest topics discussed at the 2022 AMA House of Delegates meeting in Chicago. Harmon, a retired Air Force general and family practice specialist, said the top polices adopted where those that addressed gun control, physician burn out and issues regarding scope creep where non-physicians are filling roles traditionally held by doctors. #AMAmtg #AMA175 #AMA #guncontrol

American Medical Association President Gerald Harmon, MD, joined us for an exclusive chat about some of the hottest topics discussed at the 2022 AMA House of Delegates meeting.

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), this week released a statement on the criminalization of medical errors. The APSF said criminal prosecution is unjust and counterproductive is healthcare organizations want to find ways to mitigate errors by understanding how they happen and create protocols or IT systems can can help prevent future errors. The criminal trial of nurse RaDonda Vaught was counterproductive to safety.

Supporting telehealth, reforming Medicare, fixing the prior authorization process—these are three of five goals the American Medical Association is pursuing in an expansive new program.

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This image gallery shows what the various clinical presentations associated with the COVID-19 virus that have been documented during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Ron Blankstein, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, explains recent advances in coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) technology. 

With the elevation of cardiac CT to a 1A indication in the 2021 Chest Pain Guidelines, there has been a large amount of interest in starting coronary artery CT angiography (CCTA) programs. 

   
   
   
   
   
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