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Radiology one specialty included in federal health IT programs
This article is part of the Pulse issue of January 2015
CHICAGO -- Radiologists' images, including X-rays, CT scans and MRIs, are an important part of advanced clinical care, and radiology products and their associated reports are quickly being drawn into the larger health IT universe via EHRs and medical image sharing. Radiologists are also included in federal health IT incentive programs for meaningful use, Medicare and Medicaid, and radiology practices are included in federal legislation mandating electronic health programs in certain areas. The future of such incentives was the topic of several key discussion panels at the sprawling Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2014 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. Luminaries in radiology, informatics, health IT and government debated the merits of radiologists trying to attain incentives as many other physicians and healthcare systems have done. A difficult but worthwhile effort Curtis Langlotz, M.D., a longtime RSNA participant recently transplanted from Philadelphia's University of Pennsylvania Health System to Stanford ...
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