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  1. RBMA Spring Summit Roundtable: Imaging and the IHN

    ... Integrated Health Network” was presented at the RBMA 2012 Radiology Summit in Orlando, Florida. This discussion has been excerpted from ... Proval: On the inpatient side, are specific cost-containment benchmarks being set at the executive level or are practices being hit, across ...

    eknapier - 2014-03-31 17:27

  2. Strategic Radiology: 15 Practices Align for Strength

    ... “I’m the 50,000-foot guy.” Van Moore chairs Strategic Radiology, LLC, a consortium of 15 major radiology groups linked to pursue cost ... instance, only for itself, but eventually, cross-practice benchmarks will be established, and groups will be able to query one ...

    eknapier - 2014-02-23 22:29

  3. Grand Junction: Radiology and the IDN

    ... a bonus payment—provided they have met or exceeded quality benchmarks. Kevin Fitzgerald, MD, chief medical officer of RMHP, says, ... change every couple of years." Each week, hospital radiology staff and leaders meet to discuss issues that include improving ...

    eknapier - 2014-02-22 14:09

  4. Grand Junction: The Role of Radiology in an Integrated Delivery System

    ... that supports a strong medical community, and it has a collaborative spirit among the community and its health care providers that has ... lowering systemwide costs while meeting or exceeding quality benchmarks. RMHP reserves 10% to 15% from each MCPIPA physician’s ... incentive fund.” Joe Cruz, MD, medical director of radiology at St Mary’s, notes that MCPIPA specialists (including ...

    eknapier - 2014-02-22 13:06

  5. Emerging Practice Models in Radiology: Patient-centered Imaging

    ... to patients? As an emerging practice model, patient-centered radiology has a nice ring to it, but as Greg Thomson, CPA, executive vice ... and satisfaction. “Radiology groups are beginning to test benchmarks, agreeing to increase their patient-satisfaction scores by a certain ...

    eknapier - 2014-02-11 12:34

  6. Surmounting the Challenges of Radiology-group Affiliation to Achieve Sustainability

    ... this publication, I spoke of an emerging business model for radiology practices that want to maintain their independence while making the ... greatly enrich any newly established clinical protocols and benchmarks, but the data will take time to distill.   Establishing ...

    eknapier - 2014-02-11 12:26

  7. Two Views of Value: The Practice–Hospital Entente and Kaiser Permanente

    What policymakers and payors want from radiology departments is not volume, but value. If radiologists can help ... two very different models—the private practice–hospital collaborative and Kaiser Permanente’s captive-group HMO—to understand how ... group to maintain independence. External and Internal Benchmarks The leadership agreement came just at the time that St ...

    eknapier - 2014-01-30 14:13

  8. Practice–Hospital Alignment in Radiology: What Makes a Relationship Work?

    Radiology-practice alignment with hospitals and health systems has never been a ... combative or competitive with these partners than they are collaborative,” he says. David Smith adds, “A big part of that is group ... various participants) into the model relative to appropriate benchmarks for determining that improvements or targeted outcomes are ...

    eknapier - 2014-01-22 15:10

  9. Regulatory Update: September 2010

    ... Jonathan W. Berlin, MD, MBA, clinical associate professor of radiology at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, says, ... can access broadband Internet service; the plan sets benchmarks on reaching that goal. Health care is one industry that the plan is ...

    eknapier - 2014-01-22 15:10

  10. The Top Five Medical Imaging IT Projects of 2010

    When Radiology Business Journal was founded four years ago, it was with the ... and went live in October and November 2010, was a highly collaborative effort by members of NYU Langone Medical Center’s department of ... indicators, as well as to understand deviations from our benchmarks.” Other related initiatives underway include using the system to ...

    eknapier - 2014-01-22 15:10

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