Technology Helping with California Dose Reporting Law

December 19, 2012
Sara Michael

Stacy Johnson, of Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, discusses the use of technology to meet California’s dose reporting requirement and the law’s impact.

 

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Many radiology departments and groups have turned to technology solutions to help manage this new requirement. In this podcast, Stacy Johnson, director of the radiology business unit at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier, Calif., discusses their approach using the Radimetrics solution and the broader impact of the legislation.

 

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