Reengineering the radiology enterprise: A summary of the 2014 intersociety committee summer conference

Gerald D. Dodd, Bibb Allen, Derek Birzniek, Giles W. Boland, James A. Brink, Keith J. Dreyer, Paras Khandheria, Jonathan B. Kruskal, Peter Ricci, J Anthony Seibert, Richard Zane

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Abstract

The current initiative to reform health care from both a quality and a cost perspective has already had a profound impact on the radiology enterprise. We have seen a decrease in the utilization of imaging studies, a reduction in reimbursement, a declining payer mix, shrinking incomes, a proliferation of performance indices, creation of radiology mega-groups, growth of national radiology companies, and increasing turf incursions. Our cheese is clearly on the move, and we must take action to reengineer the radiology enterprise. In keeping with general health care reform, we must be patient-centric, data driven, and outcome based. We must create a radiology enterprise that adheres to the value equation of providing the highest quality health care, for the lowest possible cost, for all citizens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-234
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

Keywords

  • ACR
  • health care reform
  • Intersociety Committee
  • Intersociety Committee Summer Conference
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Dodd, G. D., Allen, B., Birzniek, D., Boland, G. W., Brink, J. A., Dreyer, K. J., Khandheria, P., Kruskal, J. B., Ricci, P., Seibert, J. A., & Zane, R. (2015). Reengineering the radiology enterprise: A summary of the 2014 intersociety committee summer conference. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 12(3), 228-234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2014.11.022