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By: Lena Kauffman

Far from being marginalized, radiology can survive and thrive as one of the most valuable players in a population health world, but it will need to prove its strategic value to health systems.

The concept of population health management is often spoken of as a solution to the perverse incentives inherent in fee-for-service payment that encourage turf battles between specialties and quantity of care over quality of care. As much as radiologists will agree on the need for more appropriate utilization of imaging services, greater efficiency and more collegiality between specialties, the idea is also anxiety inducing.

The reason radiologists worry about population health is a good one. When the concept of managing the health of a population of patients is linked to a payment...

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