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Arlene Sussman, MD, on COVID’s silver lining: Greater acceptance of telemammography

Originally published by Dave Pearson on Radiology Business 

News on the public health crisis touched off by the spread of the novel coronavirus has been mostly bad. But a few bright rays have begun piercing the darkness. One is the growth of patient and provider acceptance of telemedicine. Significant swaths of the country have come to appreciate the tele option as a way to keep people safe without postponing appointments. These and other benefits afforded by the technology, so familiar to vRad’s clients, are now known to potentially millions more.

What Every Radiologist Should Know Before Signing a Contract

For a radiologist exploring new opportunities, here’s a familiar scenario: You’ve had the interview, you've been offered a position and now you're reviewing the contract. But do you know what to look for? Do you know what important points may not be explicitly included in writing? Many factors come into play when a radiologist considers signing a contract for employment. It often comes down to two things: Time and money. Here are some particular points you should consider before you sign.

6 things every radiologist should ask in an interview

Originally published by Michael Walter as "6 things every radiologist should consider before signing with a new practice" on Radiology Business 

The job market for radiologists has never been better, with fewer medical students pursuing a career in radiology and a considerable number of physicians nearing retirement. And those trends only compound the systemic issues of an aging population and the ongoing physician shortage.

Teleradiology helps Portland medical group survive COVID-19 and push forward into the future

Originally published by Michael Walter on Radiology Business 

The Portland Clinic (TPC), a physician-owned, multi-specialty group serving northwest Oregon, first opened its doors in 1921, when gas was $0.26 per gallon and silent films still ruled the box office. Nearly 100 years later, TPC has built a tight network of five clinic locations with 30 specialties and primary care teams working together to provide the full spectrum of care for patients within the Portland metropolitan area.

Radiologists find balance with work and life during the pandemic

From health and safety concerns to the economy and job security, the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in significant changes to how we work and how we live.

Millions of Americans became telecommuters overnight and many radiologists who were accustomed to working in a traditional setting found themselves in unfamiliar territory—at a new home-workstation. For many, there were other new challenges—trying to work in close proximity with family members, adapting to no childcare, helping with e-learning, managing new “virtual work” technologies, etc. For most everyone it became clear, there was a growing need for work-life balance, work stability and work support.

How radiology practices can hedge against COVID-19 uncertainty

The pandemic made one thing very clear: Practices must become more agile to survive inevitable imaging volume fluctuations in the coming months and years. Changing how they manage operational costs and business risks will be critical to success.

7 interview questions for effective radiologist recruiting and hiring

Hire the right radiologists, and your practice will position itself for long term success. But, before extending an offer, how do you ensure that an individual candidate will thrive within your organization?

COVID-19 has practices seeking lower risk, greater flexibility in radiologist staffing

When COVID-19 forced medical facilities to delay elective procedures across the country, imaging volume plummeted over 50% for many providers almost overnight. While volume has started to recover, the pandemic is forcing imaging service providers to aggressively rethink their business strategies, a key component of which is radiologist staffing.

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