Canon Medical Systems USA

For Healthcare Administrators

Courses for Healthcare Administrators on the economic, public policy, and regulatory issues affecting the practice of medical imaging.

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  • Introduction to the Affordable Care Act and its Role in Transforming the Delivery of Healthcare
    Online Course

    Introduction to the Affordable Care Act and its Role in Transforming the Delivery of Healthcare

    • HCE 2001
    • Course Type: Online
    • Course Length: 45 min
    • Cost: $0.00
    • Credits: 0.5 American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (ARRT) CE

    The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010 marked the single most significant change in the history of the United States healthcare system since the launch of Medicare in 1965. From this date forward, citizens and legal residents could no longer be denied access to purchasing health insurance based upon age, gender, family health histories or prior medical conditions. Authored by Tom Szostak, Director of Healthcare Economics at Canon Medical Systems USA, this module describes the economic and social background leading to the health reforms taking place in the 21st century.

  • The Role of Medical Imaging in Transforming the USA Healthcare System
    Online Course

    The Role of Medical Imaging in Transforming the USA Healthcare System

    • HCE 2002
    • Course Type: Online
    • Course Length: 45 min
    • Cost: $0.00
    • Credits: 0.5 American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (ARRT) CE

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is framed around three core tenets: improving access to care for patients, increasing the quality of care from providers, and reducing the total cost of care. So, what is the role of medical imaging in the midst of these reforms and marketplace shifts? Authored by Tom Szostak, Director of Healthcare Economics at Canon Medical Systems USA, this module describes the ways in which radiologists and the imaging community can survive and thrive in this health reform environment. It describes the need for a shift from an "order-taker" culture to one in which the imaging community carefully examines how to maximize the value of their services to the patient.