The American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the ASRT Education and Research Foundation’s Health Care Industry Advisory Council have outlined a list of new skills that should be adopted by upcoming radiologic technologists in light of advances and changes in the industry. The organizations have prepared a white paper on the subject generated by the HCIAC Task Force on New Clinical Skills Acquisition. The task force is a subcommittee that focuses on how industry can best partner with ASRT, educators and employers in response to major changes in the profession. The white paper addresses trends outlined by FutureScan, a three-year research project sponsored by ASRT and published earlier this year. Trends include:
- The rise of smaller, faster technology and the expected impact on the industry;
- The need for life-long learning as well as enhancing computer skills; and
- R.T.s will increasingly be asked to navigate the latest legislative, regulatory and reimbursement issues as reimbursement reductions could restrict radiology access for patients.
For more on the New Clinical Skills Acquisition for Radiologic Technologists: An Industry-wide Perspective white paper visit: www.asrt.org.