News and Views

Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
Matthew Ostroff, ARNP
The American College of Emergency Physicians issued a policy statement in 2016 advocating a new safety standard for vascular access through the use of ultrasound guidance. St. Joseph's Healthcare System, in Paterson, N.J., launched a program that has yielded significant safety and quality of care improvements for all patients requiring vascular access. This article describes how St. Joseph's cut healthcare costs and improved patient outcomes by achieving the "one-stick standard".
Becker's Hospital Review
Jill Rathbun, Managing Partner at Galileo Consulting Group, Arlington, VA
Since the election there have been many articles written discussing the future of the Affordable Care Act under a President-Elect Trump Administration and a Republican Congress. It is important that physicians and office administrators understand the real impact by reading this article.
Becker's Hospital Review
Russ Horowitz, MD, RDMS
Ultrasound is an important tool for rapid assessment of trauma patients, CVC and regional nerve block placement, facilitating difficult PIV access, and assessing cardiac function during resuscitations. In this article, Russ Horowitz, MD, RDMS, discusses six strategies to help implement ultrasound at the bedside in pediatric emergency medicine.
Becker's Hospital CFO
Jill Rathbun, Managing Partner at Galileo Consulting Group, Arlington, VA
In this informative article for Becker's CFO, Jill Rathbun covers the newly implemented CMS Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement payment model. While the program began April 1, 2016, many of the hospitals were not, and are still not, prepared to participate. Read more to understand the basics of the model and how to be successful.
HealthCare Business News
Jill Rathbun, Managing Partner at Galileo Consulting Group, Arlington, VA
In this View from the Hill article for DOTmed News, Jill Rathbun discusses how incorporating ultrasound into healthcare delivery may assist health systems to align with MedPAC's annual March report objectives.
Becker's Hospital CFO
Haney Mallemat, MD Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Mallemat discusses the impact and expansion of the CMS Hospital Acquired Conditions payment program in patient care as well as overall Medicare payments to hospitals.  He also explains the role of point-of-care ultrasound at his hospital to assist in lowering complications and costs associated with central lines.

by Nidhi Nikhanj, MD

In this article for ​Health Management Magazine, Dr. Nidhi Nikhanj lays out the path for a system-wide implementation of point-of-care ultrasound to bring quality of care and enhanced patient safety to the bedside. What 6 steps should a large health system use to successfully implement point-of-care ultrasound?

In an article by FUJIFILM SonoSite's own Bill Medford, RDMS, RMSKS, Lead Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Specialist, he explains how as a clinical expert with over 17 years of experience, he sees the advances in ultrasound and in particular the X-Porte's significant contribution to the practice of musculoskeletal (MSK) medicine.

The American Journal of Orthopedics

Alan M. Hirahara, MD, FRCS(C), and Alberto J. Panero, DO

In the first of a three part series for the American Journal of Orthopedics, Drs Alan Hirahara, MD, FRCS(C) and Alberto Panero, DO discuss the advantages of diagnostic and ultrasound guided procedures in the shoulder.

ICU Management
Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP, FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer at SonoSite, and clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Southern California

Dr. Mandavia discusses how ultrasound guidance adds value to both patient safety and removing costs from healthcare delivery.