Berry Attends Imaging Conference
Jack Berry, Director of Imaging Services at Pacific Imaging Center, attended the annual conference of the Magnetic Resonance Managers Society in San Antonio, Texas, from April 24-28.
“This was an excellent learning opportunity, with great exchanges of ideas and solutions to common problems that all managers face in today’s medical climate,” Berry said.
The conference focused heavily on establishing protocols for ensuring patient safety, with Dr. Frank Shellock and keynote speaker Spencer Byrum discussing infection control and the handling of patients with stents, filters, vessel clips, pacemakers, and orthopedic devices.
Ramifications of the recently-passed health care legislation, as related to MRI facilities, were also addressed. Berry said that there are currently many overlapping rules and that the new legislation may establish standards that will streamline the coding and reimbursement processes.
The conference also provided Berry with a means for comparing Pacific Imaging Center with other MRI facilities.
“I came away with the realization that PIC is ahead of the curve when it comes to patient safety, communication with patients and physicians, and the consistent delivery of high-quality images and reports to our local physicians,” Berry said.