Blog – March Madness in Radiology: the Push for ACOs

March Madness in Radiology: the Push for ACOs

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Prompt, consistent report delivery must be available and employ current technologic standards that streamline this, including tablet and smartphone delivery to providers. Rigorous quality reviews, peer evaluation and communication between radiologist and technical centers must be used to improve quality. Electronic methods of tracing and evaluating incidents should be employed.

…is on the money, but this technology platform should be part of the EMR (probably sourced as an add-on) and managed by the same group that manages the EMR, not Radiology. Radiology should indeed provide the guidance to configure the platform to meet Radiology’s needs, but they aren’t the only specialty that needs these tools, so a shared service is the best approach.

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