Nina Kowalczyk

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OBJECTIVE To identify the perceived level of competence in teaching and assessing critical thinking skills and the difficulties facing radiologic science program directors in implementing student-centered teaching methods. METHODS A total of 692 program directors received an invitation to complete an electronic survey soliciting information regarding the(More)
Given persistent barriers to effective electronic health record (EHR) system implementation and use, the authors investigated implementation training practices in six organizations reputed to have ambulatory care EHR system implementation "best practices." Using the lenses of social cognitive and adult learning theories, they explored themes related to EHR(More)
BACKGROUND Americans have access to medical information from a variety of sources, including readily accessible information on the Internet. As the American population's trust in online sources changes over time, it is possible that their cancer information-seeking preferences and behaviors also may change. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to(More)
Despite a good general understanding of the need to ensure provider adoption and use of electronic health record (EHR) systems, many implementations fall short of expectations, and little is known about effective approaches in the ambulatory care area. We aimed to comprehensively study and synthesize best practices for ambulatory EHR system implementation(More)
PURPOSE Cancer risks associated with radiation from CT procedures have recently received increased attention. An important question is whether the combined impact of CT volume and dose reduction strategies has reduced radiation exposure to adult patients undergoing CT examinations. The aim of this study was to determine differences in radiation exposure(More)
PURPOSE To determine the current status of online education in the radiologic sciences and to explore learning management systems, course design methods, and online educational tools used in the radiologic sciences. METHODS A random sample of 373 educators from Joint Review Committee-accredited radiography, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine(More)
Understanding the conditions in which new technologies will be embraced by employees is vital, as simply acquiring the new technology does not necessarily equate to its effective utilization. Administrators must have the ability to identify, predict, and manage employee acceptance of technology in order to successfully facilitate implementation efforts.(More)
PURPOSE To determine the percentage of exposure indicator (EI) degradation that occurs during a delay between exposure and processing of the imaging receptor. METHODS Twenty-six images of a hand phantom, stepwedge and resolution test tool were created using a computed radiography (CR) system (Agfa Impax 6.3.1 SU5 CR, Agfa-Gevaert NV, Mortsel, Belgium). To(More)