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Cassling ‘Anchor’ Marty Huebner Retires After 23 Years

A familiar face to many of our customers, Marty Huebner, executive vice president of service, has announced his retirement from Cassling. Read more

RSNA Hot Topics: AI and Precision Medicine Shaping Digital Healthcare

My late father, Bob Cassling, loved this time of year. He always made Thanksgiving a special day at home with our family—eating turkey and watching Husker football with my two brothers and me—but he also loved packing up to head to Chicago’s McMormick Place for the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North... Read more

5 Ways Automated Ultrasound is Revolutionizing Sonography

Manual ultrasound is so 2015. For decades, conducting an ultrasound required a willingness to engage in the same processes over and over again. Any sonographer reading this probably has fingertips that reflexively know the exact keystrokes required to capture an image and move on to the next mode or portion of the study. Read more

Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings: How to Launch Your Program

It’s nearly Election Day, and while there are no major victories that will drastically affect imaging providers, I bet you’re still wondering, “How do I manage or grow my imaging business in such a turbulent healthcare environment?”  I get this question a lot, and there’s no easy answer. But I would be remiss, especially... Read more

Imaging Leaders: How to Plan in an Era of Uncertainty

Healthcare reform has been at the forefront of national attention throughout 2017. Having gained majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate during the 2016 election, the GOP and Trump administration began the year with a priority to make good on a seven-year promise to “repeal and replace” the... Read more

Bundled Payments: Moving from Mandatory to Optional

Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed drastically altering participation requirements for several bundled payment programs. The agency recommended curbing mandatory involvement in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model—suggesting that only 34 geographic areas be required... Read more

Managing a Multigenerational Workforce

With four generations now in the workforce, and one more joining soon, understanding how to manage a multigenerational workforce has become more important than ever. Each generation ticks a little differently. All groups have preferred ways of communicating, learning, and receiving feedback, which makes managing a... Read more

What Single Payer Healthcare Means for Providers

How quickly things change. From one vote away from the so-called “skinny” repeal of the Affordable Care Act to a proposed revolution of the current healthcare system, healthcare providers are getting whiplash right about now. Read more

Nebraska Joins Others in Enacting Breast Density Notification Law

This past April, Nebraska became the 32nd state to pass a law related to breast density notification. Beginning on July 24, 2017, all physicians throughout the state became required to inform their patients when a mammogram detects the presence of dense breasts. In enacting Cheri’s Law, so named after a breast cancer... Read more

How Mobile CT Workflows Are Transforming the Imaging Experience

For imaging professionals, conducting a CT scan is an everyday occurrence. But for patients, the very same procedure can be rare enough to cause anxiety, particularly if their future health rests on the results they receive. Historically, the CT experience has put barriers between the practitioner and the patient. Imagine:... Read more

The Secret to Reducing Stress in Healthcare

As an imaging professional, you know stress.  Healthcare, after all, is a 24/7 industry.  Even as workloads rise, you likely face constant pressure to improve your efficiency and service. Read more

Five Essential Tips for a Better Patient Experience

The patient experience is the bedrock of any healthcare practice. It's the cornerstone of loyalty. Quality experiences are what keep patients coming back. Read more

Cassling President Addresses Company’s Past, Present, Future

Recently, Mike Cassling announced our new organizational structure, which separates the role of President and CEO. Mike is and will continue to be our CEO and intends to remain as the chief customer-facing executive in the organization—working with you and Siemens Healthineers to strengthen our relationships even further. ... Read more

Rad Tech Week, Ultrasound Awareness Month: How to Celebrate

Shining a Spotlight on Your Imaging Cast and Crew Throughout October, the medical community celebrates Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month (MUAM), followed quickly by National Rad Tech Week from November 5 through 11. Read more

Right Thinking or Positive Thinking?

After speaking at a convention, I typically have two or three people come up to me and say that I must be a very positive thinker. They are typically surprised when I respond by saying, “No, I definitely am not!” Considering that I am a motivational speaker, you may be scratching your head and curious as to why. I do enjoy... Read more