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Making Sense of Value – and Quality – in Radiology
Dec 20, 2016, 6:47 AM
Making Sense of Value – and Quality – in Radiology In a recent article, Making Sense of ‘Value’ in Radiology in Diagnostic Imaging, Julie Kaufield quoted Dr. Richard Heller from RSNA2016 saying there is “fatigue around the word value” in radiology. Another word that is equally overused is ‘quality’. So, why the overuse? I believe it is for the same reason, some of which is touched on in the…
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Three Concepts to Add Quality and Value to Radiology Reports
Dec 20, 2016, 6:18 AM
Quality is something we put into each interpretation and each report. Radiologists who put a lot of time and careful thought into rendering their interpretations are many times not taking that same level of care in presenting those thoughts. Regardless of how carefully we review the images or how difficult a diagnosis we make, if we do not then put that information into an actionable format by…
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Improving Radiologist Performance- It's Not About Speed
Dec 16, 2016, 3:33 AM
Radiologists are the most expensive resource a radiology group possesses. Each radiologist must perform at their maximum efficiency in order to provide the greatest benefit to the group. Radiologist compensation strategies, in order to remain in line with the new payment schemes need to be based on increased quality and efficiency, not just quantity.
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