The federal meaningful-use program has been particularly challenging for imaging, both in its inception and in its execution. Initially, it seemed as though radiology would be exempt from the system of incentives and penalties devised to increase electronic health record (EHR) adoption; a rule change reversed that, making 90% of practicing radiologists eligible providers. For specialists, however, the menu set of requirements can be puzzling, at best, and prohibitive to participation, at worst.
In a fast-paced market, the ability to defend a business against (and to take advantage of) disruption is crucial for staying ahead of the competition. Disruptions have traditionally altered the trajectory of many industries: Digital photography has rendered film obsolete, music downloads have diminished CD sales, and tablets have largely replaced netbooks