Defining Population Health and Implications
By Ronald V. Bucci, PhD
Population health can be considered a philosophy of a new model of healthcare based
upon future expectations from current laws and studies from the federal government,
most notably through the ACA, and healthcare organizations.
Technologists’ Attitudes Regarding
Social Networking and Implications
By Kelli Welch Haynes, MSRS, RT(R), Courtney Cooper Richardson,
MSRS, RT(R), and Laura Aaron, PhD, RT(R)(M)(QM)
Social networking has both positive and negative implications and can be an excellent
communication and networking tool or it can have detrimental consequences. Healthcare
workers need to be aware of the possible implications of their online postings.
Near Miss Reporting
By Janine M. Jones, RN, MBA and Michael F. Newman RT (R), CRA, MHA
Imaging is no stranger to patient safety events. There was a tremendous opportunity at
WakeMed in North Carolina to change the safety culture of the imaging services department and provide staff with a system that rewarded them for identifying safety risks.
Mobile Apps in Radiology
By Tammy L. Jones, MPA, RT(R)(M) and Emily A. Schlautman, BS, RT(R)
Medical apps are being created in imaging with the goal that radiologists will be able to
use them to interpret patient images. Mobile devices, such as the iPad, are able to display
images in such a way that radiologists are able to use them successfully.
November/December 2014 • volume 36: 6
50 Index to Advertisers
51 The Marketplace
Front cover: Photo submitted by ernesto A.
Cerdena, PhD(C), CRA, FAHRA, FACHE. Pictured is
his amazing team at Parkview Adventist Medical
Center in Brunswick, ME. Their efforts helped the
healthcare system receive national recognition
as Avatar Patient Experience Award Winners in
the medium sized hospital category.