Diagnostic Reading #38: Five “Must Read” Articles on HIT and Radiology
Radiologist ethics training, equipment finance, and NHS Digital Academy are in the news.
This week’s articles include: the recently launched NHS Digital Academy might be a key step in establishing informatics as a profession; radiologists and medical ethics training; a Canadian task force recommends AAA ultrasound screenings for men; equipment financing might help providers invest in new technology; and radiology residents improve skills after studying art.
NHS Digital Academy officially launched – Digital Health
The recently launched National Health Service (NHS) Digital Academy is designed to create a change in the way the NHS develops digital leaders. It is also described as marking a key step in establishing informatics as a profession. NHS is the public health service of England, Scotland and Wales. Starting in 2018, the NHS Digital Academy aims to train 300 digital leaders over three years.
Are radiologists getting enough medical ethics training? – Radiology Business
Radiologists spend many years in medical school and residency but they still aren’t getting enough medical ethics training, according to a recent analysis published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. The authors found that more than 77 percent of respondents said they had never read the AMA Code of Medical Ethics. More than 67 percent said they had never read the ACR Code of Ethics. The article’s authors recommend specific changes in training and education.
Canadian task force shifts gears on AAA screening – AuntMinnie.com
Ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) may increase in Canada following new guidelines recently published by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC). For the first time, the task force is recommending the ultrasound screening, advising a one-time exam for men ages 65 to 80. However, the task force recommended against screening women for AAA.
Equipment finance opens door to new technology – Radiology Today
Many providers in women’s health, oncology, radiology and all facets of imaging find themselves seeking a balance between investing in technology that can improve patient outcomes and controlling costs. Though uncertainty in healthcare reform and the impact on reimbursements make it difficult for many providers to commit to investments in new technology, innovation is paving the way for new types of equipment financing.
Art 101: Studying paintings helps residents spot findings – AuntMinnie.com
Teaching radiology residents how to analyze a painting might improve their ability to identify abnormalities on images, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. In the study, first-year residents underwent a focused art interpretation session at the Yale Center for British Art. After the session, Yale University researchers found that the residents’ abilities to identify an area of abnormality on different radiographs improved significantly.
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