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January 13, 2015

The Cost of Thrift: Utilization of Imaging by Advanced Practice Clinicians

In his popular tome, Innovator’s Prescription, Clayton Christensen proposes several cures to healthcare’s cost disease, known as disruptive innovations. One is the replacement of physicians by advanced practice clinicians (APCs). That is by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. APCs meet the requirements for Christenson’s disruptive innovators: they cost less (than physicians) and are good enough. Read More

December 18, 2014

Would You Let A Nurse Practitioner Do That Procedure On You?

As our society continues to study and debate the optimal role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants as important members of our delivery teams, the policy goal seems clear: “the right care by the right clinician.” Read More

December 10, 2014

Reinventing Radiology Reporting: Adding Value By Leveraging Emerging Technology

Multi-media enhanced radiology reports have the potential to deliver meaningful and actionable information in a powerful way. Read More

November 24, 2014

Overuse of Diagnostic Imaging by Advanced Practice Clinicians?

Increasing the use of advanced practice clinicians is crucial to meeting America’s shortage of primary care providers — but careful attention must made to ensure this doesn’t inappropriately increase the use of diagnostic services. Read More