Six Ways to Improve Radiology Practice and Hospital Alignment

Imaging clinicians working in a hospital settingFinding ways to strengthen physician-hospital alignment has never been more important as imaging services become increasingly commoditized and competition more intense. Radiology groups that remain complacent about ties with their hospital partners run the risk of being replaced. That’s why it is vital to regularly assess the health of the hospital-practice connection and constantly look for ways to improve it.


Health Leadership & Data Management Roundup: Transforming Healthcare

Modern healthcare is increasingly data-driven — each patient generates a mountain of data, as does each service provider and the organization as a whole. Making sense of that data and using it productively will be a major success factor in the continuing evolution of health systems.

Health leaders will be increasingly tasked to use data to guide their organizations to a more collaborative, more communicative, more patient-driven model. This month’s roundup focuses on the central challenges and opportunities health leaders face as they strategically shape the future of healthcare.

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Why Is Color Increasingly Important for Breast Imaging?

The answer: for the best diagnosis.

Reading mammography images has always required the highest resolution and brightest grayscale. Workflow today – and in the future – requires viewing  mammography images and supporting modalities such as Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, Breast MRI and Breast Ultrasound together for the best diagnosis.  Many radiologists will order supplementary imaging exams to see additional detail and get a more holistic view of a patient’s condition, as noted in the graphic below.


How Radiology Leaders Can Deal with Change Management

Radiology leadership in a meetingIf your radiology department had a dollar for every article that starts, “The healthcare industry is changing,” your budget would be taken care of for at least a year.

It’s impossible to talk about modern healthcare without talking about the major transitions underway throughout the industry. Whether it’s internal initiatives for value-based care or enterprise imaging, or external change agents like MACRA and MIPS, the healthcare industry is undeniably changing (add another dollar to the pile).


Q&A: Laurie Bergeron on Workflow Efficiency and Value-Based Care

Laurie Bergeron

Editor’s Note: The following article was recently published on Imaging Biz website and is reprinted here with permission.

As imaging leaders work to help their practices move from volume-based care to value-based care, they often find themselves asking the same key questions. How can I improve imaging workflow? How do I ensure everyone has the information they need? Laurie Bergeron is a product manager for workflow solutions at Change Healthcare who develops solutions that help health systems transition to value-based care. She sat down and answered several questions about this important topic.