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Confessions of a female radiologist

2019 30 Apr

In a report on the importance of diversity , a female junior radiologist faculty member examines the predominant themes that may affect the professional lives of many women in medicine and radiology. The report published in JACR , provides an eye-opening look into the obstacles and problems women come up against during the pursuit of their career... Read more

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Machine Learning can automate charting using patient-doctor conversations

2019 26 Mar

Automating symptoms recording clerical aspects of medical record keeping through speech recognition during a patient’s visit 1   could allow physicians to dedicate more time directly with patients, according to a new report published in JAMA Intern Med . Researchers considered the feasibility of using machine learning  to automatically populate... Read more

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#SIR2019: Smart speakers help physicians in the OR

2019 26 Mar

 #SIR19ATX:  Research demonstrates value of Amazon Echo and Google Home during medical procedures AUSTIN, TEXAS — Smart speakers that are customarily used in your living room can be programmed to act as an aid to physicians in hospital operating rooms, according to new research presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s... Read more

ICU Management

The business of research

2019 14 Mar

What is the value of physicians and their contribution to the healthcare system and economic growth? This article talks about the need to understand the real value of physicians and to encourage them to be creative and innovative as this would improve their value beyond that of daily clinical labour.   Disruptive innovations  are critical... Read more

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Natural vs 'artificial' intelligence in clinical ultrasound

2019 20 Feb

Executive Summary Doctors are trained in medical science, and to consider the astute point-of-view of  Dr. Daniel A. Lichtenstein , the foremost expert in c ritical care ultrasound , on the "art of reasoning" being applied at work is indeed a revelation. This is how he describes the uniqueness of ultrasound as a clinical tool . ... Read more

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Fulfilling a promise to Mosul with point-of-care ultrasound

2018 11 Dec

Mosul, Iraq’s second city, is slowly rebuilding its healthcare infrastructure after years of war and destruction. Dr Henryk Pich, a consultant anaesthetist and intensive care physician at the University of Dresden, Germany, visited the region soon after the fighting had ended, supported by the independent aid organisation CADUS. Moved by the makeshift... Read more

Executive Health Management

Why doctors need leadership training

2018 13 Nov

Medicine involves leadership. In fact, to be a physician is to lead, says an article published online in Harvard Business Review. Unfortunately, as the article notes, physicians are not taught how to lead even though medical schools have designated “leadership” as a core medical competency. Early in their residency training, for example, resident physicians... Read more

Health Management

The challenges and opportunities of tomorrow’s radiologist

2018 25 Jan

Radiology facing its future head on. An overview of how smart  tools such as artificial intelligence should perhaps  not be feared, but rather accepted and embraced. The future of radiology is indeed a hot topic in healthcare today. The role that smart technologies such as... Read more

IT Management

Doctors 2.0 & You 2016

2016 26 May

Doctors 2.0 & You, now the « must-attend » digital health event in Europe, was launched in 2011 in Paris, just about the time of the first rush for the iPad, hence the photo of Steve Jobs looming over me during my first keynote at the event.  Seems a million years ago that physicians were discovering that the iPad could fit in their white coat pockets.... Read more

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What Referring Physicians Demand from Radiology

2016 06 Apr

Radiology lies at the very center of the healthcare chain. Most patients pass through an imaging department at one point or another in their treatment. That said, an organization’s overall effectiveness is highly dependent upon the ability of radiology to provide excellent service to referring physicians. Sectra polled 150 U.S. neurologists, neurosurgeons,... Read more