Academic Radiology in the New Health Care Delivery Environment

Aliya Qayyum, John Paul J Yu, Akash P. Kansagra, Nathaniel von Fischer, Daniel Costa, Matthew Heller, Stamatis Kantartzis, R. Scooter Plowman, Jason Itri

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Abstract

Rationale and Objectives: Ongoing concerns over the rising cost of health care are driving large-scale changes in the way that health care is practiced and reimbursed in the United States. Materials and Methods: To effectively implement and thrive within this new health care delivery environment, academic medical institutions will need to modify financial and business models and adapt institutional cultures. In this article, we review the expected features of the new health care environment from the perspective of academic radiology departments. Conclusions: Our review will include background on accountable care organizations, identify challenges associated with the new managed care model, and outline key strategies-including expanding the use of existing information technology infrastructure, promoting continued medical innovation, balancing academic research with clinical care, and exploring new roles for radiologists in efficient patient management-that will ensure continued success for academic radiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1511-1520
Number of pages10
JournalAcademic radiology
Volume20
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Accountable care organization
  • Informatics
  • Quality
  • Research
  • Value

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Qayyum, A., Yu, J. P. J., Kansagra, A. P., Fischer, N. V., Costa, D., Heller, M., Kantartzis, S., Plowman, R. S., & Itri, J. (2013). Academic Radiology in the New Health Care Delivery Environment. Academic radiology, 20(12), 1511-1520. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2013.10.003