By Garry Carneal, JD, RadSite President & CEO

All of us in the imaging field are amazed at the rapid pace of innovation. The good news is that opportunities are constantly emerging to improve the clinical efficacy of imaging, both from a diagnostic and interventional perspective. It is a challenge to stay updated on key imaging trends whether you are a provider, patient, insurer, employer, or regulator. But staying abreast of these changes is very important, especially on issues related to quality and patient safety.

As part of the standards development and accreditation process, RadSite identifies emerging practices and shares that information to providers (aka imaging suppliers) during the accreditation review. This is part of its feedback loops (such as during the desktop review or an onsite audit).

RadSite also provides complimentary webinars—an extremely helpful resource to be watched at your convenience. For example, a recent webinar, Imaging Experts Weigh in on Trends Shaping Radiology, featured three national experts discussing a number of key issues:

  • Eliot Siegel, MD, RadSite Chair of the Standards Committee, spoke about virtual and augmented reality and its role in diagnostic and interventional radiology;
  • Bruce Reiner, MD, RadSite Chief Medical Officer, addressed the hidden costs of poor image quality, or the relationship between image quality and radiation dose; and
  • James Long, Humana, Director of National Contracting, discussed what payers are looking for in their imaging network.

Other recent webinars that RadSite has sponsored, all of which are available for viewing, include:

  • RadSite Accreditation Overview;
  • The Importance of Imaging Physics Testing;
  • Patient Safety in Medical Imaging:
  • Tackling Medico-legal Concerns in PACs: Parts I & II;
  • Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging: Hype, Reality and Future Applications;
  • MACRA Simplified: Why Pay When You Can Get Paid;
  • The Future of Medical Imaging Sharing: Improving Data Exchange on the Cloud; and
  • HIPPA and HITECH: Understanding the Final Omnibus Rule.

Click hereto view more details about these and other webinars and/or to select one for viewing.

A number of other resource are available through RadSite, including its regular blogs and periodic issues briefs such asConsumer Guide to Imaging Modalities, and much more.

We also want to hear from you. What have you learned recently, or what questions do you have regarding advanced diagnostic imaging? Email us at info@radsitequality.comor give us a call at (443) 440-6007.

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