Reaching for the Lombardi Trophy

By Debra A. Lopez, CRA, FAHRA

February 2010 — Much to my amazement, I have become a football fan just in the last few years. The coach, of course, is responsible for overall game strategy and for all of his players, just as a radiology manager is responsible for overall department operation and each staff member.

The Year Ahead at AHRA

By Debra A. Lopez, CRA, FAHRA

January 2010 — Happy New Year, everyone! Another year and another decade seem to have just flown by. As I am writing this, Congress is coming close to passing the Healthcare Reform bill. The passing of this bill will bring many changes to the healthcare environment.

Premier Products

By Debra A. Lopez, CRA, FAHRA

December 2009 — I recently chaired the AHRA Board of Directors fall meeting in Boston, MA. Just like we do at our places of employment, our association CEO and staff, together with your elected board members, need to make sure we are operating the association within budget, and work hard at assessing the programs and services we deliver.

Employee Rounding

By Debra A. Lopez, CRA, FAHRA

November 2009 — I never fail to be impressed by the quality of education offered by the AHRA. I recently attended the fall conference, “New Realities, Challenging Times,” in Nashville, TN.

Organizational Allies

By Debra A. Lopez, CRA, FAHRA

October 2009 — How can it be fall already? For some reason, the summer months always seem to fly by. Fortunately, in California, we typically have warm weather in September and into October, so I can still do some of the warm weather projects I didn’t get around to doing earlier.