por Gus Iversen
, Editor in Chief | July 16, 2021
From the July 2021 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine
At the 2020 Annual Meeting, AHRA introduced the Imaging Innovation Council and began some really great work on the evolution of the partnership between vendor/industry partners and the imaging administrative teams. We have published several articles on key parts of the relationship to outline how the partnership can work differently to improve the overall outcomes of our customers. Going forward, this council will be working on tangible tools that imaging teams can use to be more successful in partnering with vendors to create stronger outcomes for all.
HCB News: The AHRA is returning to a live format annual meeting this year. Can you tell us more about what attendees can expect in Nashville?
We are truly excited to be back in person and are working through all the details of how that will look in a post-pandemic era. As the health mandates evolve and change, we must be aware of all the concerns and issues that poses. Nashville was designated a “safe travel destination” by the World Travel and Tourism Council, which lends some peace of mind to its visitors, and it is open for convention business. Conference managers continue to plan for the current environment with the safety of our members and vendor partners, first and foremost. Many of us want to be live and in person, but it must be safe and comfortable for everyone. We hope that our members will be able to join us and really bring back the annual meeting in grand style!
HCB News: Are there any sessions or presentations that you're particularly excited about?
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Check out our keynote speakers, they are pretty amazing and will bring messages that inspire and motivate. On Monday August 2, Lex Gillette will discuss how to, “FLY!: Find Your Own Wings and Soar above Life's Challenges” (now that's a timely message!). On Tuesday August 3, Devin Henderson will help us understand how, “Something Greater is Always Possible”. And on Wednesday August 4, Jason Hewlett will close our week sharing, “The Promise: Become a Legendary Leader and Discover Your Signature Moves”.
HCB News: What are some of the hot topics you expect attendees to be talking about at this year's meeting?
AI has been and will remain a hot topic for imaging. Using AI can help elevate our profession to new heights, and there will be challenges along the way. Coding and regulatory compliance always pack the house, so be sure to catch those sessions too. And don't forget the Exhibit Hall to see the latest and greatest imaging toys!
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