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At RSNA 2012, radiology IT takes the stage along with meaningful use

Radiology IT focus at RSNA 2012 as practitioners struggle to comply with meaningful use for themselves and their referring physicians.

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2012 conference was all about radiology IT. Well, it was actually about many different facets of the clinical specialty, from new diagnostic methods to health policy to many different informational tracks. How radiologists fit in the IT-intensive new payment models, such as accountable care organizations, was just a sidelight.

But this year meaningful use and accountable care took over an entire afternoon slate of keynotes at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago's McCormick Place Lakeside Center. That, and radiology's top IT thought leaders plastered on the front pages of the show dailies, helped lend a focus to the changes coming to the specialty. This podcast offers an update from the educational sessions and exhibit hall.

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