Too Many, Too Few …Just Right

One thing I have noticed (and was commented on by an esteemed panelist at the SIIM Regional meeting) is the wide disparity of the number of IT and Admin staff working on medical imaging systems among similarly sized facilities. One hospital has 10 FTE, while a peer has 2 FTE. I can’t imagine that there are productivity differences to account for such a variation. I have to think that one is simply doing more work (quality control, systems integration, user support and training, etc.).

This begs the question: how many FTE is the right amount?

I have not seen anyone come up with a ratio of the number of FTE per exam volume amount, modalities, etc.

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