Practice Management

As healthcare providers strive to tap into patient engagement and radiologists attempt to personalize their specialty, it may pay to walk a mile in patients’ shoes. Cleveland Clinic provides viewers a lens into patients’ thoughts and struggles in this brief, but compelling, video. It’s a poignant reminder that pausing to consider the person behind the patient might just make one a better provider.

World class healthcare. It’s everyone’s vision and the ultimate goal. Getting there will be hard work. Gregory Goldstein, MD, president of MetisMD, detailed three strategies to help primary care providers tap into the wealth of expertise lurking behind the reading room door in in HuffPost Healthy Living April 3. They are: ask questions of radiologists, communicate with imagers before the exam and leverage technology for collaborative image viewing. Though the advice targets clinicians, the savviest radiologists are taking steps to assist clinicians with these strategies.

Thought leaders aim to re-invent performance evaluation and measure factors like collaboration and patient satisfaction. 

Imaging faces ongoing measures aimed at reining in utilization. Smart practices have tapped into a variety of strategies to boost appropriate use.