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As health care moves from fee-for-service to value-based medicine, and, eventually, to population health management, imaging is facing the imperative to redefine its role in the care continuum. “We’ll be focused closely on value and outcome measures in the environment we’re calling imaging 3.0,”...
When Peoria, Illinois-based OSF HealthCare transitioned from analog to digital imaging, one aspect of the radiology continuum proved challenging: quality assurance. “We had a fairly robust, paper-based QA process when we were film and paper,” recalls Tom Cox, director of radiology at OSF Saint...
Radiologists and hospital administrators are finding common ground when it comes to one significant conundrum, according to Richard Duszak, MD, CEO of the ACR’s Harvey Neiman Health Policy Institute. “We are moving from a system where we got paid for doing procedures to one where we will get paid...
Continuous improvement is an oft-repeated catchphrase, but achieving it while maintaining or even ramping up efficiency can be difficult. That was the dilemma faced by Tacoma, Washington-based MultiCare Health System (MHS) in 2009. “We wanted to be able to close the loop on our quality assurance,...
Image archiving, communication, and management are no longer radiology-specific concerns, although radiology departments can (and should) play pivotal roles in guiding their organizations’ image management strategies. That was the message delivered by Paul Nagy, PhD, Gary Wendt, MD, MBA, and Paul...

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