GRAPEVINE, TX - Imaging professionals should prepare for the new health care model by assessing the current state of the practice, from the IT infrastructure to the work flow, according to consultants at Ascendian Healthcare Consulting who spoke at AHRA this week.
The overall political and social pressure to contain healthcare spending will heighten the value and requirement for clinical integration between physicians and hospitals. At a high level there are essentially two considerations for hospitals and radiology groups.
The new ACO model could dramatically affect how radiologists practice, and now’s the time to get involved in the process. Dr. Steven Gerst, MD, MBA, MPH, CHE, vice president of medical affairs at technology company MedCurrent, sheds some light on ACOs and what radiologists should be doing now to prepare.