Accumen Sponsors Educational Webinar with MD Publishing Focused on Engaging Imaging Personnel in the Same Data Language to Enhance Department Performance

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Carla Harmath, MD and Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Chicago, and Stefanie Manack, and Judy Zakutny, imaging operations managers at Accumen, are co-presenters on a webinar with MD Publishing.

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"One key to success is data, which can give you unparalleled visibility into your imaging department’s operations," said Judy Zaktuny

Accumen Inc., the leader in healthcare performance within ancillary services, today announced that it is hosting a webinar in partnership with MD Publishing that delves into the need to develop a common data language to enable imaging department staff to effectively measure and, if necessary, improve their team’s quality and service scores.

Different teams in the imaging department have distinct priorities and associated data needs. Managers tend to focus on productivity, utilization, cold table times and turnaround times. The finance team concentrates on volume, cost per procedure and associated labor spend. In operations, they are looking at appointment times and exam durations. All three groups have different metrics, goals and data requirements.

If these teams don’t learn to speak a common data language, the chances are that performance requirements will be misunderstood, resulting in confusion, frustration, rework, missed deadlines, wasted resources and occasionally the wrong outcome.

Co-presenters Carla Harmath, MD and Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Chicago, and Stefanie Manack and Judy Zakutny, imaging operations managers at Accumen, will provide tried and trusted strategies to help ensure that each team’s data and goals are communicated in the same language so nothing gets lost in translation. As a result, imaging teams will have all the data they need to define baseline benchmarks, identify opportunities for improvement, drive change, and measure their successes. Judy Zakutny spoke to this ideal outcome in a recent article in Radiology Today, “one key to success is data, which can give you unparalleled visibility into your imaging department’s operations,” making it easier for external stakeholders to understand and support new initiatives.

This one-hour webinar, entitled “The Many Languages of Data: Finding a Common Dialect to Drive Change,” will begin at 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Mar. 4. Attendees will be eligible to receive one credit from the ACI.

Interested parties can register for this complimentary webinar at

About Accumen Inc.
At Accumen, our focus is healthcare performance in ancillary services. Accumen is a technology enabled organization that partners with hospital, health system, commercial laboratory, and payer clients, to provide strategic solutions and services that deliver sustainable performance improvements. Our offerings include lab and imaging transformation, consulting, supply chain optimization, lab outreach, 3D post-processing, patient blood management, test utilization, anemia management, and clinical data exchange. Accumen’s offerings enable our clients to achieve and exceed their cost, quality, and service targets, as well as deliver excellent patient care through evidence-based data and clinical decision support capabilities.

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