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Joseph Dobrian
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 - tracking-patient-data

As healthcare policies continue to emphasize value-based care, the tracking and management of data has become more important in radiology than ever before. And while turnaround time was once the primary metric used for measuring quality of care and service throughout the imaging industry, it is no longer the only game in town. 

 - Alignment

The highly fragmented sector of radiology practice is experimenting with confederation models to remain competitive with national radiology services providers

 - forecast

A recent report on best practices in forecasting has the potential for long-range positive impact in many fields, including medical research and the development and operation of healthcare provider organizations.

 - Teamwork

Almost all businesses have to re-examine and renovate their business model from time to time, and healthcare providers are no exception.

 - Meeting Time

Will Latham, principal of Latham Consulting Group (Charlotte, NC), is in the business of helping medical groups make decisions and resolve conflicts—which means teaching the art of negotiation. 

Although radiology has employed clinical analytics for more than a decade, the field is in its infancy. Nonetheless, the possibilities are tantalizing—if technological, economic, political, and interoperability hurdles can be cleared.

There was a time, not long ago, when radiologists were either organized into private practices or employed by academic medical centers. Today, they have more options. Representatives of different practice models—from teleradiology to hospital employment to megapractice/multispecialty-practice membership—vary in their views of increasing service and performance demands (and their business, clinical, and lifestyle implications).