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Diagnostic Imaging Delves into Measuring the Radiologist's Value
Date:7/28/2014

NORWALK, Conn., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Diagnostic Imaging, a leading online community for medical imaging professionals, explored the complex situation regarding measuring the radiologist's value in value-based payment models.

The shift from fee-for-service has left radiology at a crossroads in identifying how the radiologist's reimbursement is determined in the new payment model.

The article features insight from leaders in the field, who recognized the complexity of the radiologist's value:

  • Radiology needs to find its space in the paradigm shift going on in all of healthcare, the transition from volume to value.
  • There are no measures directly relevant to radiologists in terms of value-based purchasing in hospitals.
  • The new model requires a level of partnership that is unprecedented for radiology.

About UBM Medica US
Addressing today's healthcare information needs, UBM Medica US, delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach -- online, in print, via custom programs and live events. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica US provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers and payers resulting in improved quality of care for patients around the world. Through journals, magazines, online communities, live and digital events, and other valuable resources, UBM Medica US also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. Online communities include CancerNetwork.com, ConsultantLive.com, DiagnosticImaging.com, RheumatologyNetwork.com, OBGYN.net, PhysiciansPractice.com, PsychiatricTimes.com and SearchMedica.com. UBM Medica US is part of UBM Connect which, through a range of aligned interactive environments, both physical and digital – increases business effectiveness for both customers and audiences through meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections.  Headquartered in New York, UBM Connect brings together UBM's healthcare business, UBM Medica US; UBM Canon's advanced design and manufacturing event, online and print brands; UBM Connect New York's catering, cruise shipping, customer management, and fine, specialty and custom chemical communities; and UBM Mexico's concrete show.  For more information, visit www.UBMMedicaUS.com.

About UBM plc
UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company.  We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and distributing news and specialist content.  Our 5,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into expert teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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Jason J. Golden
Content Marketing Manager
203-523-7040
jason.golden@ubm.com


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