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Health Services Research & Policy ■ Clinical Practice Management ■ Training & Education ■ Leadership
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Radiology Family Feud: Brinkmanship to the Rescue

  When insurance companies pit radiologists against radiologists, Brinkmanship saves the day.

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Decreasing Uncertainty in Radiology Reports: Clairvoyance (or Artificial Intelligence) Required

  Radiologists shouldn't need a crystal ball to reduce uncertainty in their reports.

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Hurry Up and Wait: Patient Satisfaction Is Measured in Minutes

  Time spent waiting for health care services is time spent dissatisfied with those services.

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To Radiologic Technologists, With Thanks

 Radiologic technologists are the front line of the patient experience in radiology.

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Bundled Payments: Treat? Or Really Tricky?

  Like a sibling Halloween haul swap, radiologist payment in bundled systems requires math and negotiation.

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Growing a Movement, One Pair of Socks at a Time

  A viral health care conference meme became an unexpected way to build community.

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A Patient Advocate’s Medical Treatment Manifesto

  Patient empowerment: How can it go wrong?

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ACR 2018: Your Story Goes Here

  Submit an abstract to share your experiences with your radiology peers at ACR 2018.

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MACRA Macramé Mashup

  Because nothing says payment models and quality measures like knotted-cord textiles.

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Unbranding

  Branding doesn't make you a better doctor, just better at advertising that you are. 

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Of Eclipses and X-rays

  Experiencing wonder at phenomena, both rare and commonplace, both natural and man-made, as a citizen of the world and as a radiologist.

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Still Just Talking About Diversity

 How many radiology leaders does it take to change a lightbulb, I mean build a diverse radiologist workforce?


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The Deadly Sins of Writing for Publication – Part III: The Sins of Verbosity and Poor Writing

As I detailed in part II of this series, authors used to publishing without putting in their best effort or bullying their way to publication over the advice of reviewers and editors can result in publications having lesser impact than they might have had with greater diligence. In this post, I address the sins of verbosity and poor writing. Both are endemic in writings by physicians.

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Hem, Haw, Sniff, Scurry: Moving Cheese, Managing Change

Radiology teams can look within for change leaders instead of hiring certificate-armed "expert" consultants.

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Game Theory

Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine student lecture go down in a most delightful way.

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Recovery Expectations: How Did I Get It So Wrong?

Physician-patient discussions can be fraught with misunderstanding, even when using everyday language.

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The Deadly Sins of Writing for Publication – Part II: Two of My Favorite Sins – Sloth and Hubris

Would-be published authors take note: laziness and a lack of humility won't win you any points with peer reviewers and editors.

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Value Fatigue

Tired of hearing about value-based payments? Great! That's actually a sign of success.

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Wicked Smaht

The next revolution in radiology is not about a new imaging modality or machine learning, but about reducing reporting variation.

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The Deadly Sins of Writing for Publication – Part I: The Argument for Good Writing

Writing well is an important life skill for authors submitting their manuscripts to scholarly journals.

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