10 Questions with Matt McLenon

For the 10 Questions series, we spoke with Matt McLenon, CEO of Softek, about his job and the future of radiology.

In this series, 10 Questions, we ask the same questions to a diverse group of professionals who work in medical imaging. Taking a cue from Twitter, we’ve limited each respondent’s answers to 140 characters.

Here, we profiled Matt McLenon, CEO of Softek, which provides software that allows radiology to mine data archives. 

1. Please state your name, title and the organization you work for.

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2. How did you get where you are today?

Blessed, Hard Work, Tenacity, Intuition, Attention to Detail, Smidgen of Luck

3. Why did you choose your profession?

Loved computers and engineering

4. What is an average workweek for you?

7 days a week, checking email at least.

5. Where do you think radiology is going?

Leaving the fee-for-service model, paying for quality and outcomes.

6. What one thing would make your job better?

A secretary and/or a private jet.

7. What is your favorite thing about radiology?

There is so much to improve.

8. What is your least favorite thing about radiology?

Radiologists (and doctors in general) are resistant to change.

9. What book would you recommend to other professionals in radiology?

The Four Steps to the Epiphany

10. If you could give the radiology industry one piece of advice, what would it be?

Start thinking about "Patient Centered Radiology" and co-management

David Fuhriman MBA, CPA is CEO of Bern Medical. If you would like to be considered for the series, please contact him at david@bernmedical.com.

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