Practice acquisition in radiology: Stepping into self-employment successfully

For many radiologists, a practice acquisition is an attractive option for realizing the dream of self-employment. However, buying a medical practice also means becoming active as an entrepreneur - with all the obligations, opportunities and risks. Taking the step into self-employment should therefore be carefully planned and systematically implemented. This article provides initial guidance on what to consider when taking over a radiology practice.

By |2024-01-18T11:12:46+00:00Aug 22, 2023|Management|

5 strategies to combat the staff shortage in radiology

The staff shortage in healthcare is pushing many hospitals and medical practices to their limits. Radiology is also affected: In many places, staffing ranks stretch thin, and existing personnel are burned out. This poses a massive threat to patient safety and the quality of medical care. What are the reasons for this and what can HR managers do to close the staffing gaps?

By |2023-08-09T09:00:49+00:00Aug 09, 2023|Management|

Misdiagnosis – a liability risk: 5 strategies to minimize errors in radiology

Despite their best efforts and expert knowledge, it is impossible for radiologists to completely avoid misdiagnoses. However, as radiological findings often determine the course of subsequent treatment, incorrect or delayed diagnoses have the potential to cause great harm. In this article, we outline crucial liability issues and offer five strategies on how to keep the error rate in radiology as low as possible.

By |2023-07-11T09:00:38+00:00Jul 11, 2023|Management|

Workflow optimization: increase efficiency in radiology in just 5 steps

In radiology, there is simply no other choice but to implement consistent workflow optimization. Many practices and departments are facing challenges due to increased economic pressures, more exams, staff shortages and changing organizational environments. So, how can a practice deliver excellent medical services while keeping to practical and financial strictures? The key to this is creating lean and (digitally) optimized processes. This article outlines the most important five steps to achieve greater efficiency in radiology and prepare for future challenges. You can find more detailed information – including checklists and practical examples – in our free handbook.

By |2024-01-16T14:05:19+00:00Jun 13, 2023|Management|

Medical liability in radiology: who is liable when and why?

Wherever people work, there will be mistakes – even in the medical field. If patients are harmed in the process, medical liability applies under certain conditions. Radiology finds itself in a special position here: Although its field of activity is mostly limited to diagnostics, errors can nevertheless have serious medical and legal consequences – for example, if a medically necessary treatment is omitted or delayed due to a diagnostic error. This article clarifies where the main sources of errors in radiology lie, what exactly happens when allegations are made, and how radiology practices can protect themselves from claims for compensation.

By |2023-04-11T09:00:26+00:00Apr 11, 2023|Management|
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