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Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Not many pharmacists will call up doctors and question their choice of medication. It’s not hard to make a good case for pharmacists to stay out of...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
The idea behind clinical decision support (CDS) is simple — ensure that tests or procedures ordered by referring physicians are best suited to...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
“Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: One .45 caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days’ concentrated emergency rations; one...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Thinking horses not zebras frames the problem. Details coming from diagnostic tests give physicians the ammunition to “rule out” what are not the...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Providers under pressure to deliver low-dose, routine computed tomography (CT) can pick from the best deals ever. Want a spectral or dual-energy CT...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
They were once the kings of computed tomography (CT) — 16-slice scanners that hinted at coronary CT angiography; 64 slicers that delivered it. Today...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
More than one in three computed tomography (CT) sites surveyed by The Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) could be subject to a 5...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
The heady days of computed tomography (CT) — when 64-slice scanners drove sales to an all-time high — seems like ancient history. Hard to believe it...
Richard Duszak, M.D.
Richard Duszak, M.D., Guest Blog Author
Editor's note: This blog was reprinted with permission from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, and can be viewed in full here.  ...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
The biggest trends at the recent Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) annual meeting included concerns over ICD-10 conversion, X-ray...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Here is a recap of some of the top trends and new technology at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2015 annual meeting in Las...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Here are a few observations on cardiovascular ultrasound advances I made while attending the 2015 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Call-backs have always been a problem in mammography. They are a source of worry, added discomfort, well-founded patient complaints about the...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
The latest advances in cardiovascular echocardiography will be presented at the 2015 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting June...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
A battle is taking shape in computed tomography (CT), one that pits the tubes that deliver X-rays against the detectors that record them. It is a...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
U.S. healthcare reform is largely being driven through adoption of new information technology (IT), so it is no wonder that the key healthcare IT...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
By Dave Fornell, editor  With healthcare reform’s focus on information technology as the primary vehicle for change, there has been a massive...
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
Dave Fornell, ITN Editor
It’s been no secret that the American healthcare system needed to change to survive economically into the future, but the question has been how this...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
In 1934, a Senate committee opened hearings its chairman said would show that America’s involvement in WWI was “not a matter of national honor and...
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
We have entered a time in this country when more powerful is not necessarily better, when we can do more than we need to, but to do so is...