Money may talk, but when it comes to creating a great workplace, that talk is barely a whisper. In reading the 25 profiles of this year’s winners in Healthcare IT News 4th annual “Best Hospital IT Departments” program, you’ll see only one reference to salary and benefits. When it comes to creating a great hospital IT workplace, this is as close to a secret sauce as you may ever get: Employees want to be compensated fairly, but teamwork, good communication, feeling respected as a professional, and gaining a sense of accomplishment from one’s work all matter more than pay and benefits. Read the article!
Finding ways to work out at work, especially in a profession like radiology that tends to be sedentary, may be essential in order to stay healthy.Writing in the September issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology, Michael L. Richardson, MD, of the University of Washington’s School of Medicine in Seattle, offers tips to help radiologists exercise at work. Read the article!
This year’s World Radiography Day has a special theme – the commemoration of World War 1.
On 8 November, radiographers and radiologic technologists across the world will take part in the celebrations, speaking to members of the public about the profession, and celebrating the day Roengten discovered x-rays. This year, we will also mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 by paying tribute to radiography’s early pioneers – the people who cared for and treated servicemen during “the war to end war” by pushing social and scientific boundaries. Read the article!
Race horses, and their owners, demand the best, including superior diagnostic vet services. Clinica della Brughiera, a small clinic near Varese in Italy specialized in equine treatment, gives them just that. It offers 24-hour service, a diagnostic mobile ambulance (available at horse races) and both specialized diagnostics and orthopedic surgery in the clinic. The veterinarians place a lot of demands on their radiography equipment – from precision and quality, to ease of use and speed – in order to carry out their work. The CR 15-X digitizer and Equine DR 35 digital detector are helping Clinica della Brughiera succeed in their mission.
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A atenção à saúde representa um quebra-cabeça para todos os países. Os hospitais são os
componentes mais importantes e onerosos de qualquer sistema de saúde, por reunir
procedimentos de maior complexidade, bem como envolvimento da equipe multidisciplinar,
processos com maior número de variáveis a serem tratadas, necessidade de interoperabilidade
entre os diversos setores e/ou departamentos que os compõem.
At RSNA 2014, in Chicago, USA, Agfa HealthCare (South Hall A, booth# 4708) will focus on the ‘Future of Radiology’, demonstrating specific ways in which it is meeting the various and evolving needs of healthcare.
“This year, RSNA is marking its 100th anniversary, with the theme of ‘A Century of Transforming Medicine’,” comments Luc Thijs, President of Agfa HealthCare. “With more than 140 years of experience, Agfa HealthCare has certainly had a key role to play. However, we will not only highlight what we have done in the past, but also how we are supporting our radiology customers in the redesign of healthcare today, reinforcing radiology’s value as a key driver of downstream health system metrics and helping positioning radiology as image management competence center for the enterprise.”
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The Ghent University (UGhent) Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is the only university in Flanders (Belgium) offering a veterinary degree, and focuses on teaching and research. Its renowned animal care clinic plays a major role in training the faculty’s 1400 students and offers a full range of services for small animals (dogs, cats, exotics), equines and farm animals. The department dedicated to medical imaging and small animal orthopaedics carries out imaging for some 1500 horses every year. This made it an ideal partner to test and provide feedback on Agfa HealthCare’s CR solutions for equine imaging.
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On 19-20 September, Brazilian radiology professionals gathered in Porto de Galinhas, for the XVII Jornada Pernambucana de Radiologia. Agfa HealthCare’s authorized Business Partners IBF and Ampla Imagem joined the event and presented our solution suite with a focus on our table-top CR solutions.
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