Everything is Bigger in Texas: Including Women’s Access to Healthcare

There are a variety of factors that can increase a woman’s risk for preterm labor; these include high blood pressure during pregnancy, chronic conditions such as heart disease or diabetes, being younger than 17 years old, smoking or using street drugs, and previously having a preterm baby. However, there is a better way than just taking note of these factors, it's the cervical length assessment. 

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Return On Investment (ROI) for Sonographers

What’s the number one factor that individuals look for during a job search? Return on Investment (ROI). ROI is term that several people are familiar with, but do not know the formal term of. It calculates the profitability ratio, or the profit gained by pursuing a particular investment. One of the highest-ROI jobs in the current job market is sonography. A few reasons why sonography fulfills a top ROI is because of an all-encompassing training, salary benefits, constant demand in the economy, and gender equality.

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Sweta Shridar
The Speed of Innovation

BB Imaging makes it a priority to produce the best results with some of the most modern technological innovations. While the United States appears to be moving faster than a blink of an eye, other nations are catching up as well. Global trends are at an all time high causing sonographers to question the role of technology in the healthcare industry. Ultrasound innovation has made rapid progress over the last decade primarily in Europe. The hand-held ultrasound equipment market has moved to the next level of becoming more efficient for a more feasible cost.

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Chris Watkins
Cervical Length Assessment and Preterm Labor

There are a variety of factors that can increase a woman’s risk for preterm labor; these include high blood pressure during pregnancy, chronic conditions such as heart disease or diabetes, being younger than 17 years old, smoking or using street drugs, and previously having a preterm baby. However, there is a better way than just taking note of these factors, it's the cervical length assessment. 

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Resolute on Resolutions

America has always used the new year to make a new start. New Year's resolutions are an exciting opportunity to challenge ourselves on what we think we're capable of doing...or they crash and burn within a week of trying. So how many of us succeed in staying resolute on our resolutions? How many of us make resolutions at all? We try and answer these questions and many more as we look into this beloved (or bemoaned) American tradition. 

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The Greatest of These is Food

There are many great traditions during the holiday season - house decorating, gift giving, movie watching and so on. But if there is one thing every family in America does around the holidays, its eating, and lots of it. We know this not just because we see our favorite uncle pass out on the couch every year, but because of hospital admission rates. 

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How to Think like a Rookie

Whoever thought being a Rookie was a good thing? Well Liz Wiseman, author of Rookie Smarts did. She turned what was once thought as a disadvantage, and revealed the hidden advantages of being a newcomer of any age and in any field. We thought this idea is too good not too share and is particularly applicable to healthcare, where the learning never stops.

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5 Ways to Build a Better Team

Teams are hard. For anyone that has been in a position of leadership, you know that gathering a group of individuals and directing them towards a common goal can be complicated. By looking at both the macro and micro levels of the clinic, we can start to see where the problems arise and how they can be fixed. From this, we have come up with 5 ways to build a better team for healthcare. 

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Lean Operations & The Healthcare Industry

The Lean Production system pioneered by Toyota has spawned an entire cirriculum based on its manufacturing ideologies called Six Sigma. Regardless of the products made or services rendered, any company can learn from its three main principles: eliminating waste, valuing staff, and continuing improvement. Here we look at what makes the Lean system work and why it's a perfect fit for hospitals and the healthcare industry as a whole. 

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The Solution to Work-Related Injuries

Our people are our most valuable asset here at BB Imaging, and so the ergonomics and work conditions of our employees is a topic that is always on our mind. Many people outside of the industry may not realize it, but all healthcare providers put their body on the line in the clinic on a daily basis. So the question is, how can we put an end to work-related injuries that seem to plague the industry?

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