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Brent Headley Doubles Down on Customer Service for 20 Years

Those who know Field Service Engineer (FSE) Brent Headley well know he’s a betting man. And that has translated well to his experience in the field for Cassling. Read more

RSNA 2018: The Good, The Rad and the Cutting Edge

Another RSNA is in the books! I attend the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting every year, and I never cease to be amazed by the innovations that the world’s leading imaging technology developers give us a preview of on the Chicago show floor. As you might expect, artificial intelligence and machine... Read more

How Healthcare Professionals Can Become Respected Team Leaders

Are you in a leadership role, or perhaps ready to step into one? Then please enjoy this guest post published with permission from Lauren Schieffer, CSP, a featured speaker at Cassling's Investing In You 2018 seminar. In it, Ms. Schieffer explores what it takes to earn respect from your team. Read more

How to Secure Financing for Your Imaging Equipment Purchase

Many imaging facilities struggle with finding the backing necessary to make the types of purchases that can attract new patients, increase overall volume and positively affect reimbursement rates. Generally, the hardest-hit facilities tend to be: Read more

Rad Tech Week 2018 is #RadtotheBone

It’s our favorite time of the year here at Cassling! That’s because November 4 – 10 is Rad Tech Week, when healthcare organizations across the country go all-out to celebrate the contributions of their imaging team to the medical profession. Read more

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Breast Imaging

Wikipedia defines Artificial Intelligence (AI) as “intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans and other animals.” Although AI already has a limited presence in medical imaging systems, the development of self-learning computer programs has created excitement and... Read more

The Reimbursable X-Ray Exam Overlooked by Most Clinics and Hospitals

Reimbursement—or the lack thereof—is a pain point for most of our imaging customers. If you see Medicare patients, as most organizations do, then you’d love to increase volume around the Medicare-reimbursable procedures that can be carried out regularly and efficiently. Read more

Cracking The Work-Rest Ratio Code

Feeling like you're constantly struggling for motivation and energy at your hospital, clinic or imaging center? The following advice has been excerpted with permission from Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith's book 'Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.' Here, Dr. Dalton-Smith, a featured speaker at... Read more

Going Beyond Traditional X-ray: How Ashland Memorial Medical Center is Standardizing Care

Ashland Memorial Medical Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital in Ashland, WI. It has served patients from eight counties in northwest Wisconsin and Michigan since 1972.  Staff members pride themselves on delivering the highest quality of care in a modern, technologically advanced medical facility. So, when it came... Read more

Rad Tech Week 2018

Designed to help you recognize your team members and educate your community about the importance of imaging, Cassling's free swag for celebrating Rad Tech Week 2018 is rad to the bone—just like you.  Read more

4 Reasons to Attend an Ultrasound Road Show (Plus a Letter to Your Boss)

All throughout the month of October, Cassling and Siemens Healthineers are hitting the road to bring the latest innovations in ultrasound to cities throughout the Midwest. Read more

6 Tips for Submitting a Successful Helmsley Grant

Hospitals and imaging facilities still have time to submit proposals for the Helmsley Grant. In this blog, we’ll give tips on submitting an effective proposal. Plus, we’ll take a look at the history of the grant, detail why hospitals should consider this opportunity and examine next steps for institutions chosen to move... Read more

30 Years Strong for this Cassling Field Service Engineer

For three decades, Field Service Engineer (FSE) Duane Losh has brought his A-game to Cassling customers, doing everything necessary to ensure their imaging equipment works well and responding to service calls at once to get things back up and running as quickly as possible. In his 30-year career, he's brought a positive... Read more

Ultrasound Road Show

Some of the newest and most innovative ultrasound products from Siemens Healthineers are coming to the Midwest, and you're invited to an intimate glimpse at these systems. Omaha, Nebraska – Oct. 2 Wichita, Kansas – Oct. 11 Sioux City, Iowa – Oct. 16 Des Moines, Iowa – Oct. 17 Fargo, North Dakota – Oct. 23 Read more

340B Drug Pricing Program: How Hospitals and Even Radiology Departments Can Benefit

Editor’s note: While the 340B program is facing Federal revisions, particularly related to program oversight and reimbursement level, the program represents one option many rural and non-profit providers utilize to provide safety-net healthcare services in their respective communities. I recently spoke to a hospital CEO in... Read more