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Health Services Research & Policy ■ Clinical Practice Management ■ Training & Education ■ Leadership
Health Services Research & Policy
■ Clinical Practice Management
■ Training & Education ■ Leadership

The Turn-Around-Time Caucus Race

Is producing radiology reports more quickly a means to an end or an end itself?

"Turn-Around Time" by Julianna Czum (adapted from "Alice in Wonderland," with apologies to Lewis Carroll):

 "What is the value of ever-faster turn-around time?" said a radiologist; not that she much wanted to know, but the accountant had paused as if he thought that somebody ought to speak, and no one else seemed inclined to say anything.

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The Joy of Mentoring

Paying it forward for nearly 50 years has been one man's professional passion and deep well of happiness.

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Incidentalomas: Are White Papers the Answer?

When it comes to incidental findings, white papers may not give you all the answers, but they're an excellent springboard to a broader conversation.

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I Haiku, Do You?

Don't underestimate the power of a small collection of words formed into a poem to help you cope and to care

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Radiologists, Pick Your Replacement: Watson or Pigeons

Forget turf battles with non-radiologist providers. The new bogeyman looking to replace radiologists isn't even human. Should we worry?

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Can We Teach Smarter, Not Harder?

The time has come for a modern high-quality educational experience that meets the needs (and demands) of learners without increasing the burden on resource-constrained educators.

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Scholarly Journal Manuscript Submissions: A Peer Reviewer's Manifesto/Plea/Perspective

Satirical wisdom from a comic strip can help you get your scholarly manuscript published.

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Are You Burned Out?

Acknowledging burnout among radiology professionals and calling for a community-based solution

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Reexamining Radiology Quality Measures

Are these metrics driving performance improvement or causing performance anxiety?

For quality measures to be meaningful, radiologists need to reach consensus about defining quality.

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Patient-Centered Care: More Than a Platitude

Finding out the real reason we should make time for in-person patient consultation

This week's guest blogger is Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH, from University of Virginia. Listening to him describe a recent interaction with a patient, I couldn't help but keep circling back to one key word he uses: "connection." We as physicians should not aim simply to transmit information, dispense diagnoses, or spout instructions. We need to connect with patients around their health. And that's what Dr. Krishnaraj is here to tell us about today.

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Building Bridges With our Osteopathic Colleagues

​How can complementary specialties align to support patient care?

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Twitter

Reflecting on #MyFirstTweetUp on the trip home from Chicago after #RSNA15

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Flock Together

Tweetup with the JACR Twitter Team and up to 50,000 of your radiology peeps at RSNA 2015 

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Diagnostic Imaging Requests by Mid-Level Providers: Challenges and Opportunities

The second installment of the Radiology Firing Line podcast debate series tackles another thought-provoking topic.

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The House That ACR Built

​An overview of the executive and legislative branches of the representative democracy called the American College of Radiology

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Diversity: are we asking the right questions?

When it comes to diversity, seeing is believing, or is it?

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Screening Mammography: Leveling the Playing Field

​Requiring access to screening mammography means an equal opportunity for insured women to receive a potentially life-saving health service regardless of ability to pay.

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The Radiology Firing Line Podcast: Breast Density Legislation

It's attending vs. resident in a debate on a hot topic in breast imaging.

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Say What You Mean or Else..

​Data mining radiology reports may result in coffee-break interventions.

Today is the last day that I'm using words
They've gone out, lost their meaning
Don't function anymore

by Madonna in "Bedtime Story"

Feeling intrepid, I set out to see if there was truth to the claim that "clinical correlation" is a commonly used phrase, at least within my own department.

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Something new

​ Welcome to the JACR blog, the latest addition to JACR's digital initiatives portfolio! 


JACR editor-in-chief Bruce Hillman wrote an editorial in 2013 entitled "Trying Something New" in which he shared his thoughts about his first tweet chat experience. The last paragraph of his editorial is an invitation to JACR readers to try something new, to engage with the journal via interactive digital offerings spearheaded by JACR deputy editor Ruth Carlos.

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