The Paper Ceiling: (n) the invisible barrier that comes at every turn for workers without a bachelor’s degree. This weekend I saw a television advertisement from a group that calls for action to Tear the Paper Ceiling. This is a website and advertising campaign developed in partnership with the Ad Council by a coalition of nonprofits, Opportunity @ Work and nearly 50 national organizations and … Continue reading The Paper Ceiling: Tearing It Down?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has revolutionized medical diagnostics, allowing doctors to visualize internal structures of the body without invasive procedures. However, while this technology is invaluable, it comes with potential risks that underscore the critical importance of MRI safety. We seem to have stepped into an era of increased safety incidents related to MRI. This is highly concerning and needs to be addressed globally. The … Continue reading Understanding the Critical Importance of MRI Safety
In 1895, Wilhelm Rontgen’s accidental discovery of the X-ray marked a significant turning point in the field of radiology. Now, nearly 130 years later, the industry has evolved in remarkable ways, thanks to cutting-edge technology and innovation. As we celebrate National Radiology Technologist Week this year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the five new advancements that are reshaping and improving radiology. Artificial Intelligence … Continue reading 5 Emerging Radiology Technologies
In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare technology, augmented reality has emerged as a game-changer. St. Louis-based developer, SentiAR, is breaking new ground by receiving 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its groundbreaking electrophysiology (EP) cardiac mapping system interface, known as CommandEP. This innovative system is revolutionizing cardiac procedures by integrating augmented reality to create interactive holograms of the heart in … Continue reading Revolutionizing Cardiac Procedures with Augmented Reality
Many healthcare watchers and investors were taken by surprise when more than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente workers went on strike in the first week of October 2023. The walkout is reported to be the biggest in U.S. Healthcare. Other hospital systems such as Tenet and HCA are or may be on the brink of a work stoppage. Even Walgreen’s and CVS have been dealing with walkouts … Continue reading Are Strikes Going to Pick Up Where Pandemic Resignations Ended?
Are you a volunteer? Do you have areas that you are passionate about? If so, then why not volunteer? I once spoke with a legislator who told me, “You vote once a year for topics you are passionate about, but when you volunteer, you vote every day for topics you are passionate about.” I am very passionate about my profession; I enjoy working on behalf … Continue reading The Power of Volunteering in Healthcare
Recently, a mom was able to use ChatGPT to correctly diagnose her four-year-old son after 17 doctors could not figure out the source of his chronic pain. The designers of ChatGPT did not design the technology to provide diagnoses, but at times, the AI can provide accurate ones, proving its potential to assist healthcare professionals. In the case of Courtney, the mother, and her son, … Continue reading Dr. ChatGPT is in the Office