AHRA’s Carlos Vasquez: The Evolving Role of Imaging Manager

August 28, 2012

AHRA President Carlos Vasquez discusses how the medical imaging manager’s role continues to evolve, driven by an increased reliance on data and the reality of having to do more with less.

 

The role of the medical imaging manager continues to evolve, driven by an increased reliance on data and the reality of having to do more with less.

“We need to reinvent ourselves to develop new ways to work together,” Carlos Vasquez, CRA, FAHRA, president of AHRA, the association for medical imaging management, said at the recent annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.

Here, Vasquez details the challenges facing medical imaging managers and offers some advice for thriving in this environment. Vasquez discusses:

• The need for imaging managers to arm themselves with data, and the AHRA’s new datalynx tool, developed in collaboration with Regents Health to benchmark practice operational and financial data;

• The opportunity - and challenge - for administrators to increase their visibility among hospital leadership; and

• The future of the AHRA as an advocacy organization.