NightHawk demonstrates FinalsPLUS, appoints new CEO
NightHawk Radiology Services showcased its new FinalsPLUS offering during the 94th meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), as well as the addition of a subsidiary in Canada.

According to the company, FinalsPLUS assists radiology groups with billing and collections, in addition to providing teleradiology services for preliminary interpretations and final reads. NightHawk said that this will allow radiology practices to focus on growing operations and improving efficiencies, rather than deal with administrative burdens.

In addition to FinalsPLUS, the company also showcased other teleradiology services, such as digital locums and subspecialty final interpretations, as well as cardiac CTA and 3D imaging reads.

NightHawk also promoted its expansion into Canada with its partnership with Premier Radiology Canada (PRC) in Sidney, British Columbia. PRC teleradiologists, certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, use NightHawk’s Talon workflow software for administrative support so they can focus on image interpretation, the company said.

In other news, the company’s board of directors has reshuffled its senior management. Effective Nov. 15, Paul E. Berger, MD, resigned as CEO. David M. Engert, a NightHawk director and member of its audit, nominating and corporate governance committees since April 30, has assumed his post at the company. Berger will continue to serve as non-executive chairman of the board and will work with Engert over the next several months to ensure a smooth transition, according to the Coeur D'Alene, Idaho-based company.

Engert has more than 25 years of senior management experience in the healthcare and technology industries, most recently as president, CEO and a member of the board of directors of Quality Care Solutions, a provider of healthcare payor enterprise application solutions, which was acquired by Trizetto in January 2007. Prior to that, Engert served as senior vice president and general manager of the managed care group and then revenue cycle management at McKesson, NightHawk said.