This channel provides news on management of staff and proper staffing levels for 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. Topics include medical staffing issues, statistics, compensation how to improve clinician morale and the workplace environment, and ways to combat clinician burnout.

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Newly created radiology residency program receives 750 applications for 7 slots

St. Luke's University Health Network recently launched its region's only accredited radiology residency program in response to booming demand for imaging. 

May 17, 2024
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National Labor Relations Board claims RadNet skirted order to rehire laid off union worker

The Los Angeles-based imaging center operator issued a statement Tuesday, disputing the ruling and highlighting plans to fight it in court. 

May 15, 2024
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Siemens Healthineers investing $314M to build new MRI manufacturing facility

This is the first major production site for the company's DryCool technology, which drastically reduces the amount of helium required for magnetic resonance imaging. 

May 13, 2024
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Radiologists should oppose the FTC’s noncompete ban, healthcare legal expert contends

Attorney Tom Greeson criticized the American College of Emergency Physicians for supporting the ban, believing it “weakens their membership,” and urged ACR and the RBMA to do the opposite. 

May 10, 2024
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Lawmakers introduce bipartisan bill granting due process rights to contracted radiologists

UPDATED: Currently, such rights—to a fair process before termination, restriction or reduction of professional activities—are not offered to all physicians. 

May 10, 2024

Female radiology residents are 31 times more likely to experience discrimination than men

"Everyone in charge at our institution thinks the female residents are 'whiny.' We are told to keep our heads down and not cause problems."

May 8, 2024
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ACR urges ‘swift congressional action’ to increase the supply of radiologists

The college voiced its concerns in comments recently submitted to the Senate Finance Committee, which held a hearing on doc pay reform. 

May 3, 2024

ACR affirms support for registered radiologist assistant as ‘valuable’ member of imaging team

“The RRA supports the goals for optimal access to radiology services for all patients and for alleviating increasing workloads," the college said. 

May 2, 2024

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"This was an unneeded burden, which was solely adding to the administrative hassles of medicine," said American Society of Nuclear Cardiology President Larry Phillips.

SCAI and four other major healthcare organizations signed a joint letter in support of intravascular ultrasound. 

The newly approved AI models are designed to improve the detection of pulmonary embolisms and strokes in patients who undergo CT scans.

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