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Mary C. Tierney, MS
Vice President & Chief Content Officer, TriMed Media Group
Mary joined TriMed Media in 2002. She was the founding editor and editorial director of Health Imaging, Cardiovascular Business, Molecular Imaging Insight and CMIO, now known as Clinical Innovation + Technology. Prior to TriMed, Mary was the editorial director of HealthTech Publishing Company, where she had worked since 1991. While there, she oversaw four magazines and related online media, and piloted the launch of two magazines and websites. Mary holds a master’s in journalism from Syracuse University. She lives in East Greenwich, R.I., and when not working, she is usually running around after her family, taking photos or cooking.
Implementing a True Enterprise Image Management Solution (Q&A)

University Hospitals integrated health network is implementing a true enterprise image-management solution—VNA (vendor neutral archive)—which has been “a huge goldmine for patient care.”

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CHICAGO—Current biomedical research is tackling a number of major issues and contains myriad opportunities for imaging, but financial concerns loom large as research budgets fail to keep up with inflation, according to National Institutes of Health (NIH) director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, who delivered a special lecture last week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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In ancient Roman times, all roads led to Rome. From one monument in central Rome, all roads began and distances were measured. Today, the patient is at the center of care—with success measured in wellness, improved outcomes, reduced variability, increased quality and higher patient engagement and patient satisfaction scores.

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CHICAGO—The audit process for satisfying Meaningful Use (MU) in a private radiology practice is challenging, but ultimately fair, and the process can lead to a number of ancillary benefits besides the incentive payments, according to a presentation from practice representatives at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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The universal viewer is becoming a key driver to delivering an outstanding and complete clinical experience. Take a closer look.

Webinar: Northwest ImageShare: Linking Images, Clinicians & Care

Getting images via health information exchange represents a unique technical challenge—and opportunity for collaboration. Watch the video.

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CHICAGO—Although one of the goals of the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) was to discourage self-referrals of advanced imaging, self-referral volumes continued to increase while payments to radiologists declined, according to a presentation at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).


CHICAGO—It turns out that including a treadmill workstation in a reading room is a bad idea. Eliot L. Siegel, MD, shared that tip and others for creating a more comfortable work environment for radiologists during a Nov. 26 presentation at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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Given this year for the first time, the Best Practices in Radiology Quality and Economics Awards recognize five practices that are using imaging to improve patient care and outcomes.


CHICAGOWith the spate of recent breakups between hospitals and radiology groups, Vijay Madan Rao, MD, chair of radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, explored the causes behind these breakups and offered strategies for radiology groups to communicate their value to hospitals, during a session on Dec. 1 at the 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).