Integrated Radiology Partners Announces Mid-Year Collaborative Partnerships

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Radiology groups secure their future with IRP’s comprehensive practice solutions

Milwaukee, Sept. 1, 2016 — Integrated Radiology Partners (IRP) announced today their mid-year partnerships among like minded radiology groups across the country. By coming together as collaboratives, practices Read More

Masterful Image and Workflow Management, Minus the IT Staff and Capital Costs

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November 04, 2015

Achieving unprecedented clinical and business efficiencies. Winning new business. Brandishing vanguard-level technology prowess while employing zero IT staff. Such are the returns mid-size radiology practices are realizing from their selection of the cloud-based, hardware-agnostic IRP/Plexus Imaging Workflow Management system. Read More

Distributed Imaging Unified Workflow Brings Better Outcomes

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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

Affiliation Is The Answer To Consolidation, Now More Than Ever

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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 focused on neonatal, pediatric and anesthesia services, snapped up Virtual Radiologic (vRad) for $500 million.  READ MORE

Independent Radiology Practice, it’s 2015. Do you know how your hospital sees you?

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July 19, 2015

The question in the headline is not open-ended and philosophical. It is multiple-choice and strategic, as any given hospital or multi-hospital system now inevitably perceives its contracted radiology practices as occupying ground in one of only three possible capacities. READ MORE

New Market Needs; New Alignment Models

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July 2, 2014

At the most recent meeting of the Radiology Business Management Association in Charlotte, a new model for independent group practice collaboration was proposed to practices around the country.The model allows independent practices to succeed and is an alternative to the traditional radiology group alignment models of merger, acquisition, or outright takeover by a hospital or a private equity group. These collaborations can take different forms, but they share the same underlying goals… READ MORE

Allying and Aligning through Analytics

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July 2, 2014

Radiology practices have long sought a solution to the consolidation occurring in their marketplaces, as well as the commoditization happening in their midst. The fundamental problem is delivering ever-higher levels of service and quality with diminished resources. “As an independent physician and radiology provider, I feel very strongly that an autonomous radiology practice is the best way to provide good patient care,” says Thomas Yu, MD, medical director at Advanced Radiology Solutions (Toms River, NJ). “We’re not responsible to shareholders, or a hedge fund, or a large corporation—we’re focused on our patients, our hospital partners and our community.”

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Managing Radiology Datasets to Achieve Success

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February 12, 2014

There is little question that consolidation and integration in the health-care sector is in full force and will continue to dominate the landscape in 2014—given the markedly high level of healthcare entities merger and acquisition activity in 2013, of that we can be certain. Price compression, consumerism and regulatory influence are creating an environment in which scale is critical to success, both in order to enhance competitiveness and to enable continued access to, and influence with those customers who will be shaping healthcare delivery in their markets and the roles their partners will play in any emerging transformation and alignment they bring to the market.

Read the full Rad Analytics Article by Doug Smith.

Beyond Collaboration

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February 12, 2014

As my partner Doug Smith is fond of saying, the awakening period for hospitals is upon us. As a result, they are driving alignment of practices designed to provide improved care outcomes. They, too, are realizing they need to consolidate to take advantage of coordinated care relationships and the accompanying patient and service data, which they can then leverage for optimal performance in the new care and reimbursement paradigm.

Read more here.