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Distributed Imaging Unified Workflow Brings Better Outcomes

November 4, 2015 Any distributed workflow solution worth its salt helps radiologists work at the top of their clinical skill set, maximize their productivity and fully integrate their workflow with that of the rest of their practice—and, ultimately, with the workflow of the ordering physician, practice or provider organization. Read More

Collaboration Series Part II: Improvement in Quality

By Keith Chew, MHA, CMPE, Managing Director of Strategic Positioning and Consulting Services In last month’s installment of the Collaboration Series, we discussed the evolving, varied business models of radiology group collaborations, partnerships, affiliations and acquisitions. This month, we will be focusing on using the collaborative model to improve the quality of care radiology groups […]

Collaboration Series Part I: Evolving Business Models

Within the past ten years, physician leaders and hospital executives have seen more consolidation in the healthcare industry than ever before. As the industry transitions to a value-based care model, efforts are underway by leaders across the board to reduce costs, improve results and increase hospital-physician alignment. A recent report by Deloitte, “2015 Health Care […]

Radiology ICD-10 Readiness

August 31, 2015 Oct. 1 is rapidly approaching, and no medical specialty, including radiology, will be exempt from ICD-10’s industry-wide overhaul. Read More–>

Radiology ICD-10 Readiness

By Robert Kebbekus, President & COO Oct. 1 is rapidly approaching, and no medical specialty, including radiology, will be exempt from ICD-10’s industry-wide overhaul. A recent article in the Radiology Business Journal warns physicians to “brace themselves,” citing a Journal of American College of Radiology study which predicts a 6-fold increase in the number of […]

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Affiliation Is The Answer To Consolidation, Now More Than Ever

July 19, 2015 We’re only halfway through the current calendar year, and already radiology practice in the U.S. has been jolted by not one but two major transactions. In January, Sheridan, the multispecialty physician-services division of AmSurg Corp, purchased Radisphere Radiology for an undisclosed amount. In May, Mednax Inc., the $2 billion health-services company mostly […]

Patient Empowerment Part III: Responding to Patient Choice

July 7, 2015   In last month’s installment of the Patient Empowerment series, we discussed how the rise of the new patient-consumer directly affects radiologists. Part III of this series will provide insight into what radiology practice leaders can do to not only adapt to this trend, but capitalize upon it to better serve their […]

Patient Empowerment Part III: Responding to Patient Choice

July 7, 2015   In last month’s installment of the Patient Empowerment series, we discussed how the rise of the new patient-consumer directly affects radiologists. Part III of this series will provide insight into what radiology practice leaders can do to not only adapt to this trend, but capitalize upon it to better serve their […]

Patient Empowerment Part II: The Rise of Patient Choice

June 16, 2015   In April’s first installment of the Patient Empowerment series, we discussed how increased patient responsibility and widespread use of technology has led to the creation of the new patient-consumer. Part II of this series asks the question: So what? Read More →

Patient Empowerment Part II: The Rise of Patient Choice

  June 16, 2015   In April’s first installment of the Patient Empowerment series, we discussed how increased patient responsibility and widespread use of technology has led to the creation of the new patient-consumer. Part II of this series asks the question: So what?   The rise of patient empowerment has given way to a […]

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What the Acquisition of vRad Means for the Practice of Radiology

The entry of corporate management companies into radiology May 19, 2015   On May 12, 2015, MEDNAX announced its official agreement to acquire Virtual Radiologic, commonly known as vRad, for $500 million. vRad is a leading outsourced radiology physician services company comprised of over 350 U.S. board-certified radiologists. It is also the largest corporate provider […]

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Patient Empowerment Series: Part I

April 22, 2015   The changing healthcare landscape has directly affected providers, hospitals and medical staff, but it also has had a profound effect on patients. The increase in patient responsibility for healthcare costs paired with the ease of sharing information via technology has created a patient population that is more aware, knowledgeable and concerned […]

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Top tips on making joint ventures tip top

 April 15, 2015 While independence once held great value and autonomy, joint ventures (JVs) now allow radiology groups of all sizes to work smarter. Radiology practices benefit from the clinical and business intelligence and improved performance analytics JVs can bring, as well as the potential for predictive and prescriptive analytics, increased access to radiology capacity […]

The ICD-10 Readiness Checklist: Are You Prepared?

February 26, 2015 Group collaboration is growing and evolving as an effective business model. But whether you are pursuing a collaborative practice or not, all physician leaders are having to address the impending ICD-10 deadline.

Three words to the wise: ‘Get big fast’ Multispecialty outsourcing expert warns radiology of things to come

Change is coming to radiology in ways the profession could not have anticipated in a pre-Affordable Care Act world. The forces driving the change are many and varied—economic, regulatory, technology-enabled—but one common denominator has emerged as the “cardiopulmonary system” of the transformation: hospitals under intense pressure … Read whole article here

Taking our data to the next level in 2015: Q & A with Keith Chew

As senior vice president of Integrated Radiology Partners, (IRP) and also president of the Radiology Business Management Association, Keith Chew is a well-respected leader in our industry. He recently spent time with RadAnalytics to talk about his new role with IRP, the importance of applying analytics in radiology, and share his thoughts on radiology’s outlook […]