Whitney L.J. Howell

Whitney L.J. Howell

Whitney L.J. Howell is a freelance journalist for Diagnostic Imaging, where she writes about radiology practice management, reimbursement, and policy issues. Based in Durham, NC, Whitney has covered the healthcare industry and medicine for more than a decade in newspapers, magazines, and trade publications. When she’s not writing, she enjoys painting and playing classical piano. E-mail her at

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MGH’s radiology department launched a social media campaign about the importance of mammography. The result? Increased engagement and appointments.

New rheumatology-focused electronic health record systems make recording patient assessments easier. However, there's still plenty of room for improvement

Radiology continues to be cautious with new payment model, but might not be able to avoid it for long.

Tips for radiology leaders on whether a PACS or VNA system is best for their facility’s needs.

Recent study examines diagnostic imaging rate differences for all states; lead author Seth Stein, MD, helps dissect the information in this Q&A.

Pilot projects show benefits from radiologists’ in-person communication and patient engagement, signaling that it’s time to work outside of the reading room.

What started as a small industry trend is growing into a mandatory best practice for radiologists.

CMS billing data was released in an effort to inform consumers. Here, a medical billing professional discusses how the release affects providers.

Recently-passed legislation would make clinical decision support use mandatory and improve appropriateness guidelines for ordering diagnostic imaging.

Keeping up with the changing technology of PACS can be difficult, we highlighted what your radiology practice should keep in mind.


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