Imaging Overuse and Radiation Overexposure—Reality versus Perception

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Free webinar will offer strategies to curb imaging overuse in clinical practice

Hayes, Inc., a leader in health technology assessment, is pleased to announce a free 1-hour webinar on the reality versus perception of medical imaging overuse and radiation overexposure on March 23, 2011, at 1:00 PM (ET).

The use of medical imaging has exploded over the past two decades as new medical imaging technologies have entered the market. Although medical imaging technologies are valuable diagnostic tools, overuse of medical imaging, in particular computed tomography, may expose patients to unnecessary radiation and contribute to soaring healthcare costs. Concerns about imaging overuse and radiation overexposure in hospitals have prompted physician, consumer, and government groups to demand better guidelines and regulation of medical imaging and radiation overexposure.    

This webinar will introduce participants to the controversies surrounding imaging overuse and radiation overexposure, including a discussion of the reality versus perception of what is actually happening in clinical practice today. Strategies for curbing imaging overuse and radiation overexposure that participants can implement in their own facilities will also be presented.

This webinar is ideal for clinicians, such as primary care physicians and nurses, emergency physicians and nurses, radiologic technologists, and medical assistants, as well as case managers, directors of quality assurance, directors of operations, directors of risk management, and other hospital executives interested in learning more about how to curb imaging overuse and radiation overexposure. To learn more and to register, click here.

Hayes, Inc. is a woman-owned research and consulting firm dedicated to promoting better health outcomes through the use of evidence. Hayes evaluates new, emerging, and controversial medical technologies to determine clinical effectiveness, safety, and impact on healthcare quality, utilization, clinical outcomes, and cost. Hayes’ unbiased research and analysis help clients make evidence-based decisions about acquiring, managing, and paying for health technologies. Hayes’ worldwide clients include hospitals, healthcare systems, government agencies, employers, and managed care organizations. To learn more, visit http://www.hayesinc.com.

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