RBMA and Associated Sciences Consortium Sponsor Additional Educational Offerings at RSNA

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The 2016 meeting of the Radiologic Society of North America will include eight 90-minute courses developed in conjunction with the Radiology Business Management Association and the other 10 Associated Sciences Consortium working group member organizations.

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Through the Associated Sciences Consortium, we are proud to help RSNA attendees better understand a host of business, patient safety and practice management concerns.

As part of the Associated Sciences Consortium work group of the Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA), the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) assists in the development of courses of interest to its members as well as RSNA annual meeting registrants. This year, the RSNA annual meeting in Chicago will include eight 90-minute courses sponsored by the Associated Sciences Consortium. This is one more course than last year and the topics cover a broader area of interest to consortium members and RSNA annual meeting registrants. They include:

  • Global health challenges
  • MR safety
  • Healthcare quality improvement
  • Reconfiguring imaging services for an electronic world
  • Radiation dose optimization and safety
  • Patient-centered breast imaging
  • Radiology business updates and issues

RBMA members presenting at RSNA include Patricia A. Kroken, FACMPE, CRA, FRBMA, Jennifer Kroken, MBA,and Melody W. Mulaik, MSHS, CRA, RCC, CPC, CPC-H.

“This past year has been extraordinary both in terms of world events that shape our national economy and in terms of changes in regulations for healthcare reimbursement,” said Patricia Kroken, the RBMA’s member liaison with the RSNA. “Through the Associated Sciences Consortium, we are proud to help RSNA attendees better understand a host of business, patient safety and practice management concerns that impact their ability to offer high quality accessible imaging services to their patients and communities during this time of great change.”

Early online registration for the courses ends Nov. 4.Visit rsna.org/register to register. This year’s RSNA conference will run from Nov. 27 through Dec. 2 at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago. However, the Associated Sciences Consortium courses are only on Monday, Nov. 28, and Tuesday, Nov. 29.

The Associated Sciences Consortium workgroup was formed in 1980. The 10 other current Associated Sciences Consortium members are:

1.    AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management
2.    American Institute of Architects-Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA-AAH)
3.    American Society of Radiologic Technologists
4.    Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences, Inc (AEIRS)
5.    Association of Vascular and Interventional Radiographers (AVIR)
6.    Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT)
7.    College of Radiographers (CoR)
8.    International Society of Radiographers & Radiological Technologists (ISRRT)
9.    Section for Magnetic Resonance Technologists-International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (SMRT-ISMRM)
10.    Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologists Section (SNMMI-TS)

About RBMA
Founded in 1968, the Radiology Business Management Association is a national not-for-profit association providing members with applied business information and intelligence applicable in any radiology setting. RBMA represents more than 2,300 radiology practice managers and other radiology business professionals. Its aggregate influence extends to more than 24,000 radiologic technologists and 26,000 administrative staff and physicians. RBMA is the leading professional organization for radiology business management and is recognized for its radiology-specific educational programs, products and services, publications and data. The resources and solutions RBMA offers its members and the broader health care community are helping to shape the profession’s future.

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