The October/November issue of Radiology Business Journal is always one of our most exciting of the year. It’s when we unveil our annual Radiology 100 ranking and it coincides with RSNA’s annual meeting in Chicago.
This is our tenth annual Radiology 100 ranking, a milestone we’re thrilled to share. This year’s results reflect an industry that is still adapting to value-based care, increased consolidation and evolving technologies. (If one thing is consistent in radiology, it’s the presence of change.)
My favorite thing about Radiology 100 is the light it shines on each year’s trends and how they affect the private radiology marketplace. For example, Anthem has a new policy in several states that aims to push outpatient imaging out of hospitals and into freestanding imaging centers. While I’ve spoken with some in the industry who think this policy is problematic, others are taking more of a “wait and see” approach. This could be a revolutionary change that other insurance companies adopt or just one payor’s hint that hospitals need to dramatically lower their prices; it’s too early to tell, but maybe next year’s ranking will contain some answers.
Of course, we also cover RSNA 2017 in this issue. In our Q&A interview with RSNA President Richard L. Ehman, MD, he previewed this year’s conference for us while providing insight on several topics impacting radiology today. Ehman shared his thoughts on machine learning, innovation and the importance of funding radiologic research, among other things.
Speaking of RSNA 2017—if you find yourself walking through the doors of McCormick Place, please stop by our booth (#2001) for a quick chat. We always look forward to hearing feedback about how we’re doing.
Thanks for reading.