Philosophy of change and adaptation of radiology to the information age

Anna Chacko, Jay Cook, Maricela Contreras, Bill Lollar, Martin Radvany, Rashmikant Shah, Michael Cawthon, Harold L. Timbloe

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Medicine of all the branches of science has lagged behind the power curve in ages past and is doing so again in the era of information, frequently using the excuse that medicine is an art than a science. In alarming contrast, the general population has come to expect immediacy in all aspects of life as well as death. They are clearly frustrated with the inability of purveyors of healthcare to answer their need for immediacy and resolution. This manifests itself in the increasing diatribe against health maintenance organizations and the growth in tort claims, the widening chiasm between the healthcare providers and their beneficiaries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-70
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Issue number2 SUPPL. 1
StatePublished - May 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 16th Symposium for Computer Applications in Radiology (SCAR 99) 'PACS: Performance Improvement in Radiology' - Houston, TX, USA
Duration: May 6 1999May 9 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications


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