Navigation Links
ACR task force makes recommendations for improving relationships between radiologists and hospitals
Date:5/31/2010

The American College of Radiology's (ACR) Task Force on Relationships between Radiology Groups and Hospitals and Other Healthcare Organizations has proposed several steps that can help improve relationships between radiologists and the health care systems that they service, according to an article in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (www.jacr.org).

"The vast majority of U.S. radiologists are affiliated with hospital-based group practices, making professional relationships between radiologists and hospitals one of the most crucial factors in building and maintaining successful and secure practices," said Cynthia S. Sherry, MD, FACR, lead author of the article. "Yet lately tensions between hospitals and radiologists have been increasing," she said.

The ACR has assembled a task force on relationships between radiology groups and hospitals and other health care organizations. The task force's goal was not merely to identify problems but to propose positive steps that would benefit radiologists, hospitals, and the patients and communities they serve.

"Radiologists must re-dedicate themselves to the concept of service and be more visible to patients, referring physicians, and to the hospital administration. It is imperative for the survival of the specialty for radiologists to provide a "value added" to the clinical evaluations and therapies of patients. This can entail expanded hours of onsite coverage, a greater number of available radiologists, more sub-specialization, and/or greater opportunities for consultations with referring physicians and their patients," she said.

"Hospitals should place a high priority on nurturing a functional relationship with their radiology group. A successful relationship will go a long way toward laying a sound bedrock for a radiology service that is optimal for patients, referring physicians, and the administration. Furthermore, hospitals should recognize the core strategic value of a strong foundational radiology service and the critical importance of on-site involvement by radiologists," said Sherry.


'/>"/>

Contact: Heather Curry
hcurry@acr-arrs.org
703-390-9822
American College of Radiology / American Roentgen Ray Society
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. BioMedix Vascular Solutions, Inc. Invited to Participate in the California P.A.D. Task Force Committee
2. Wounded Warrior Project and Operation Touchdown 2010 Join Forces for Super Bowl XLIV
3. From Quebec to France: forced marriages still exist
4. Mechanical forces could affect gene expression
5. Salesforce CRM Users Outperform Past Results by a Factor of at Least 50%
6. York based Company 'Sweet Cures™', Doubles Workforce to Cope with Demand!
7. Diet-to-Go and Club One Fitness Join Forces For New Wellness Initiative
8. SoCal Law Enforcement Prepares for Battle
9. Obesity Action Coalition Calls on Insurers and Employers to Increase Access to Childhood Obesity Treatments Based on Recent United States Preventative Task Force Recommendations
10. Worlds #1 Health Brand for Kids Joins Forces With Worlds #1 In-School Childrens Theatre
11. NutraCea Announces Reduction in Workforce in U.S. Operations
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... The Woodlands at John Knox Village , Florida’s first Life Plan ... and healing, celebrated its grand opening, today. The Woodlands at John Knox Village is ... Staff. , “This is an incredibly fulfilling time for John Knox Village as we ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Dr. James Maisel will present ... Island Chapter on June 4, 2016, 1:30-3:30 pm at the Farmingdale Public Library. ... Retina Group of New York , is a Board Certified ophthalmologist who completed ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... of comprehensive treatment for eating disorders, is opening a brand new child and ... individuals ages 8-17 and their families with even more specialized eating disorder treatment ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... The MIAMI Institute for Age Management and Intervention celebrates Global Wellness Day with ... Adonis , Wellness Physician of the MIAMI Institute is certified by the American Academy ... , He also heads up FITTLab, the comprehensive medical testing lab located in The ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... On May 23rd during the National ... Science® and international water advocate, was honored by Ashram, Inc. as the world’s foremost ... who knelt on the banks of the Nile to fill their red clay pots ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2016)... , May 26, 2016 A ... growth is the emergence of new treatments. Cardax, a ... for osteoarthritis treatment. The therapy is expected to fulfil ... Research UK is conducting studies to develop new treatments ... where the genes involved in osteoarthritis are being investigated, ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... 26, 2016 Since its commercial ... an essential life science tool for conducting genetic studies ... Research reveals in its new report that the industry ... one powered by a range of new applications in ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140723/694805 ) , Since ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... Deutschland und GERMANTOWN, Maryland , ... Zusammenarbeit mit Therawis bedient dringenden ...   QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: ... bekannt, eine Lizenz- und Entwicklungsvereinbarung mit Therawis Diagnostics ... die Onkologie eingegangen zu sein. Ein erstes Projekt ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: