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Courses for Healthcare Administrators on the economic, public policy, and regulatory issues affecting the practice of medical imaging.

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  • Introduction to the Affordable Care Act and its Role in Transforming the Delivery of Healthcare
    Online Course

    Introduction to the Affordable Care Act and its Role in Transforming the Delivery of Healthcare

    • HCE 2001
    • Course Type: Online
    • Course Length: 45 min
    • Cost: $0.00
    • Credits: 0.5 American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (ARRT) CE

    The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010 marked the single most significant change in the history of the United States healthcare system since the launch of Medicare in 1965. From this date forward, citizens and legal residents could no longer be denied access to purchasing health insurance based upon age, gender, family health histories or prior medical conditions. Authored by Tom Szostak, Director of Healthcare Economics at Toshiba America Medical Systems, this module describes the economic and social background leading to the health reforms taking place in the 21st century.

  • The Role of Medical Imaging in Transforming the USA Healthcare System
    Online Course

    The Role of Medical Imaging in Transforming the USA Healthcare System

    • HCE 2002
    • Course Type: Online
    • Course Length: 45 min
    • Cost: $0.00
    • Credits: 0.5 American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (ARRT) CE

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is framed around three core tenets: improving access to care for patients, increasing the quality of care from providers, and reducing the total cost of care. So, what is the role of medical imaging in the midst of these reforms and marketplace shifts? Authored by Tom Szostak, Director of Healthcare Economics at Toshiba America Medical Systems, this module describes the ways in which radiologists and the imaging community can survive and thrive in this health reform environment. It describes the need for a shift from an "order-taker" culture to one in which the imaging community carefully examines how to maximize the value of their services to the patient.

  • ALARA in Clinical Practice
    Document

    ALARA in Clinical Practice

    • HCE 4001
    • Course Type: Document

    'As Low as Reasonably Achievable' (ALARA) states that scanning protocols should use the minimum radiation dose necessary to produce the image quality needed for the particular clinical task and patient at hand. This article will help ensure your site is meeting the ALARA principle.

  • Aquilion CT Preparing for California Senate Bill 1237
    Document

    Aquilion CT Preparing for California Senate Bill 1237

    • HCE 4002
    • Course Type: Document

    This document offers guidance for extracting relevant parameters for CT radiation dose reporting on Aquilion CT systems as required by California Senate Bill 1237 (SB1237) including amendments proposed in Assembly Bill 510 as of February 14, 2012. SB1237 applies to CT systems used for human use in the state of California.