Samuel Salen, MD


Analysis teases out true value of outsourcing anytime reads

September 01, 2007

The need for nighttime coverage relief was the initial driver of commercially viable teleradiology. For several years, however, the local in-house radiology group gained no economic value for outsourcing its nighttime work, because its members had to reread the cases the next day to formally convert the reports to primary reads. The group also had to pay a premium for nighttime services.