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December 7, 2020
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Brief communication: A radiology resident's experience with COVID-19 in New York City

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted New York City severely. As a radiology resident, I was unsure how my role would change as the pandemic unfolded. Like many hospital systems in New York City, my department was asked to assist in the clinical care of patients during the dramatic surge of admissions related to COVID-19.

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August 10, 2020
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Reflections on Leadership During a Pandemic

As the CEO of Genevieve, a geriatric medical practice in Minnesota, the COVID-19 global pandemic was not something to which I could slowly adjust. COVID-19 hit the geriatric community hard and fast. Genevive’s specialty is in providing medical care and care management for frail older adults in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. With an average patient age over 80 years old, we care for what my predecessor called “the old old.”

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August 10, 2020
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Readers Write: Five ICU Lessons COVID-19 Has Taught Us

Since March, critical care teams across the country have been stretched to the limit as they rushed to care for the surge of COVID-19 patients in their ICUs. They were forced to deal with an unknown threat that would infect an unknown number of patients and require as yet undefined treatments. 

We have learned these five key lessons so far with regard to ICU care of COVID-19 patients.

Categories: OP-ED Telemedicine
June 5, 2020
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Orthopedic residents share perspectives on redeployment to COVID-19 care

The decision to become a physician may be motivated by numerous influences. However, at the core is the desire to care for people and the sense of purpose that comes with positively affecting the lives of others.

Categories: COVID-19 OP-ED
March 2, 2020
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What is the Future of Orthopedic Innovation? Insight from HSS

In moving to the provider side of orthopedics after spending decades in industry, Doug Leach has learned a valuable lesson that he wished he had known while still leading OEM engineering teams: Partner with providers. Not just the surgeon. 

Categories: OP-ED Technology
March 2, 2020
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Is Healthcare Ready for a New Era of Transparency?

It’s not only patients who are demanding greater transparency around healthcare costs. It’s physicians and state and federal government officials. In just one year – January 2021 – a new federal rule will go into effect that requires all hospitals to post standard charge information, including discounted cash prices, payer-specific negotiated charges, and charges for at least 300 “shoppable” services, such as imaging, lab tests, and outpatient visits.

Categories: OP-ED X-Ray
March 2, 2020
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Futurescan: Transformation and Disruption

The Society for Health Care Strategy & Mar­ket Development (SHSMD) and the American College of Healthcare Executives have curated a magnificent array of thought leaders who serve as subject matter experts for Futurescan 2020–2025: Healthcare Trends and Implications. The annual publication is designed to help leaders and professionals in the field negotiate the path ahead for some of the major factors creating transformation in healthcare. 

February 10, 2020
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Three Imaging Trends to Watch for in 2020

Will the 2020s be the roaring twenties of healthcare? There is much that remains to be seen as many questions loom over the real efficiency level of artificial intelligence (AI) tools, patient control over data and its usage, and interoperability across vendors.

Ambra Health's CEO, Morris Panner, offers insight into what 2020 -- and beyond -- could bring in radiology.

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January 6, 2020
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Top ten healthcare imaging informatics trends for 2020

Several new trends have emerged over the past five years in the imaging and informatics field. Using the terminology from the Garter hype cycle [1] , some of them have not made it beyond the innovation trigger (yet), some ended up at the peak of inflated expectations, others ended up in the trough of disillusionment, and some have emerged to become somewhat mature technologies. I used the hype cycle categorization to show where the top ten trends are right now and where I believe they might end up a year from now.

Categories: OP-ED Technology
January 6, 2020
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5 Things Medicare Won’t Pay For—But You Should Still Provide in Your PT Clinic

Oh Medicare, you sure don’t like to make things easy for do you? Thanks to everything from payment cuts to slow-moving legislation, PTs have started venturing beyond the traditional reimbursement models and adding cash-based services to their repertoire. 

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