Standards-Based Radiology Group
STANDARDS-BASED RADIOLOGY DRIVES QUALITY AND IMAGING GROWTH

Standards-Based Radiology Drives Quality and Imaging Growth

CHALLENGE

 

The former radiology group was delivering poor quality and service at very high cost. Medical staff was unhappy and didn’t trust report accuracy.


 

SOLUTION

 
53 radiologists

53 radiologists privileged across the hospitals

  • 3 Interventional Radiologists onsite covering 100% of diagnostic IR needs; Onsite medical director to lead staff and serve on MEC/Tumor committees
  • 37 Emergency Department Specialists
  • 9 Musculoskeletal Imaging Specialists
  • 3 Women’s Imaging Specialists
  • 2 PET/Nuclear Medicine Specialists
  • 11 Neuroradiologists
  • 5 Body Radiologists
  • 3 Cardiac Specialists
  • 2 Pediatric Radiologists
 
Increase medical staff satisfaction

Increase medical staff satisfaction with regular communication, subspecialty access and iPhone app for faster delivery of reports and consults

improve turnaround times

Improve turnaround times and critical findings compliance with contracted service levels



SOLUTION

 
drive quality standards

Drive quality standards with checklist-driven reports, advanced peer review and critical findings management program

Increase physician referrals

Increase physician referrals with integrated local awareness and marketing campaign

Grow volumes and reimbursements

Grow volumes and reimbursements through business intelligence analytics and utilization



RESULTS

 
administrative fees eliminated

$200,000 of administrative fees eliminated

growth in annualized hospital reimbursements

$955,000 growth in annualized hospital reimbursements

increase of imaging volumes

30% average increase of imaging volumes



 
Case Study

This full-service acute care hospital network includes four hospitals with a total of 297 beds, 24 Community Care clinics and outpatient centers. It experiences more than a million patient interactions a year through more than 2,700 employees.



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