Charlotte Radiology, the largest private practice group in the Southeast, is seeking a dynamic, partnership-track, ABR certified, and fellowship-trained neuroradiologist to join a busy member daytime neuroradiology section. The practice includes Carolinas Medical Center an bed tertiary care, teaching hospital of the University of North Carolina, and flagship hospital of Atrium HealthCare SystemAtrium HealthCare System NorthEast a bed regional hospitalthe bed Levine Children's Hospital, a bed rehabilitation hospital, 9 satellite hospitals, and multiple outpatient imaging centers. Our healthcare system has a rapidly growing oncology center the Levine Cancer Institute and neuroscience service line, with robust multidisciplinary neuro-oncology, head and neck cancer care, and comprehensive epilepsy programs. The ideal candidate would have substantial clinical experience, a strong interest in maintaining a state-of-the-art neuroradiology practice, a demonstrated commitment to multidisciplinary patient management, and an interest in taking on future leadership roles.
Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States. Effective workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and an improved information infrastructure.
Reenvisioning the roles that nurses play in the diagnostic process is one component of these larger efforts to transform the practice of nursing in the United States.
Radiology technologists and laboratory scientists also play important roles in the diagnostic process. In some cases, radiology technologists take images and make decisions, such as how many and what type of images to take. For example, ultrasound technologists will capture images of normal structures and take additional images of any abnormalities they find.
If the radiology technologist does not notice an abnormality, important information may not be conveyed to the radiologist, which may negatively impact the diagnostic process. Laboratory scientists are tasked with procuring samples, preparing samples for analysis, performing analyses, and ensuring that the testing tools are functioning properly.
In some cases, these scientists may detect a specimen abnormality during the analysis process that suggests an unsuspected diagnosis or necessitates further investigation.
Pharmacists can make important contributions to the diagnostic process, especially in identifying and averting health problems that stem from drug side effects and interactions Hines and Murphy, ; Malone et al. Improving Diagnosis in Health Care.
The National Academies Press. Thus, the committee recommends that health care organizations should facilitate and support intra- and interprofessional teamwork in the diagnostic process. There are a number of strategies that health care organizations can employ to improve teamwork in the diagnostic process.
Creating a culture that encourages intra- and interprofessional collaboration is critical, as is designing a work system that is supportive of effective teamwork, including the use of results reporting tools that convey important information to the diagnostic team members see Chapter 6.
For example, the use of health IT and telemedicine may help facilitate communication and collaboration among team members, especially when geographically distant health care professionals are involved in the diagnostic process see Chapter 5.
The following section describes several opportunities for improving collaboration, such as care delivery reforms, treatment planning conferences, diagnostic management teams, integrated practice units, morbidity and mortality conferences, and multidisciplinary rounds.
Care Delivery Reforms Two care delivery reforms—patient-centered medical homes PCMHs and accountable care organizations ACOs —have recently been implemented across the country as a means to improve patient care coordination and increase communication among health care professionals see Chapter 7.
PCMHs can improve team-based care by acting as the nexus of coordination and communication for a patient and his or her health care professionals; recent evidence suggests that attempts to improve primary care by enhancing its role in coordination have shown some success in improving patient and staff experiences and reducing hospitalization AHRQ, a.
Barriers to PCMHs include the high up-front costs associated with implementing the health IT infrastructure necessary for improved communication and collaboration and also difficulties in incentivizing outside clinicians to work with those in the PCMH Crabtree et al.
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Here are some of the more important Virginia laws related to health care. The Health Law Section of The Virginia Bar Association offers this information in hopes that it will be helpful to practitioners across the Commonwealth, whether they practice health care law full-time or only occasionally.
Family Medicine – General Practitioners. Family Medicine is a division of primary care that provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages, genders, diseases, and the body.
Benefits of a Healthcare Management Career. Layoffs. Bank failures. Manufacturing bankruptcies. The recent recession ravaged nearly every industry in America. To help patients and their primary care doctors arrive at the correct diagnosis in a timely fashion, radiologists correlate patient medical histories, physical exam findings, and laboratory values with their own interpretations of imaging exams.
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