ACR’s Neiman Institute accepting research grant proposals

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The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, a medical imaging socioeconomic research organization established by the American College of Radiology (ACR), is now accepting proposals for research grants.

According to the ACR, specific areas of interest for proposals include:

  • Value of imaging – The role of imaging in improving outcomes and reducing costs to the overall healthcare system;
  • Alternative healthcare models – The role of imaging in new care delivery systems such as medical homes and accountable care organizations;
  • Imaging and quality – The effects of the shift from fee-for-service to value-based payments on quality of care; and
  • Economics of practice – The effects of payment and regulatory changes on patient access to care, practice ownership and utilization.

“While we have highlighted these specific areas of interest, we encourage and may support any proposal that addresses an important issue related to medical imaging and the practice of radiology. We welcome qualified applicants from a variety of disciplines. Clinical practitioners interested in pursuing health services research and junior non-clinical researchers are especially encouraged to apply,” Richard Duszak, MD, CEO and senior research fellow of the institute, said in a press release.

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