Providers who are entering a practice with an established and formalized ultrasound presence may want to focus on sharpening their clinical skills. Providers who are trying to formalize their ultrasound program should pay close attention and reach out to SPOCUS so they can have a mentor assigned to help lead them through the process that has administrative experience.
Administration is not the most exciting topic in clinical ultrasound. However, an administrative frame work is needed to buy the machines and supplies as well as create a functional clinical ultrasound program to insure issues like credentialing, validating proficiency, billing, image retention, infection control, patient call back, and incidental findings are all managed efficiently and with patient safety at the forefront.
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