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Joint Commission Delays Imaging Requirements

  May 20th, 2014   -     Joint Commission   -  

The Joint Commission has decided to delay revised diagnostic imaging requirements schedule to go into effect July 2014 until July 2015.There was considerable pushback from key stakeholders which has made The Joint Commission delay these new changes. According to The Joint Commission “some of these issues highlighted complexities that require us to engage in further research in […]

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Joint Commission: Diagnostic Imaging Services Requirements Delayed Implementation

  May 19th, 2014   -     Joint Commission   -  

Revised Timeline for Implementation of New and Revised Diagnostic Imaging Standards May 15, 2014 In January 2014, The Joint Commission published new and revised requirements that address risks associated with diagnostic imaging for accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, and ambulatory care organizations that provide diagnostic imaging services, including those ambulatory organizations that have already achieved Advanced Diagnostic Imaging certification. […]

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June is MRI Safety Month & Contrast-Enhanced MRA of the Body

  May 14th, 2014   -     MRI Safety   -  

June is MRI Safety Month AltusLearn would like to remind you that June is MRI Safety Month 2014 to highlight the new changes set by The Joint Commission. These new standards will go into effect on July 1st.Contrast-Enhanced MRA of the Body: What’s New? Radiologists and cardiologists have a number of diagnostic tools available for the identification and diagnosis of blood vessel disease. […]

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How Good is Your Decision Making?

  May 12th, 2014   -     Professional Development   -  

Originally appeared on Mind Tools You won’t always have all the data you’d like. Decision-making is a key skill in the workplace, and is particularly important if you want to be an effective leader. Whether you’re deciding which person to hire, which supplier to use, or which strategy to pursue, the ability to make a […]

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5 Tips for Making Decisions

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Five Tips for Making Decisions with Confidence 1. Gather all the facts. Not all decisions allow the luxury of time and information gathering, but when they do (or when you know a big decision is coming up), do your research. Learn if others in your industry or in your company have been faced with similar decisions, […]

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Building Personal Decision Making Confidence

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Originally appeared in Dr. Brian’s Smart Marketing Blog There are many things you can do to build your confidence in making decisions. There ar also many things that can work to prevent or limit good decision making.  Let us start with them. Factors Complicating Decision Making There are a variety of reasons why we may […]

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How to Enhance your Decision Making

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Originally appeared in The Wise Leap: November 19, 2011 Clear up those unclear decisions These articles on decision making skills will enhance your ability to quickly and easily make decisions. Some of these tips you may know, some you may not. Some are even contrary to popular opinion. At least when you come to implement a […]

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New Joint Commission Standards – Effective July 1st

  May 7th, 2014   -     Joint Commission, Professional Development   -  

In preparation for the new standards set forth by The Joint Commission, AltusLearn would like to remind you that June is MRI Safety Month. The new standards will go into effect on July 1, 2014. Some changes include: patient radiation dose documentation performance evaluation of diagnostic equipment by physicists hazardous waste handling ongoing safety training […]

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Professional Development Series #2: What does it mean to be an effective leader?

  Apr 23rd, 2014   -     Professional Development   -  

Professional Development Series #2: What does it mean to be an effective leader? As healthcare professionals most of us know what a department leader is on a basic level. But do we really know you what it means to be an effective team leader in a healthcare environment, whether it be in the form of a formal or an informal leader? […]

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Best Leadership: Formal vs. Informal Leaders

  Apr 21st, 2014   -     Professional Development   -  

Originally appeared as Best Leadership: Formal vs. Informal Leaders Do you consider yourself to be a leader? Even if you aren’t officially designated as the leader of a group, it may turn out that you are considered to be a leader by the people you are in a group with. If you tend to find yourself […]

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