Radiologists' Increasing Role in Population Health Management: AJR Expert Panel Narrative Review

Jessica H. Porembka, Ryan K. Lee, Lucy B. Spalluto, Judy Yee, Arun Krishnaraj, Syed F. Zaidi, Cecelia Brewington

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Abstract

Population health management (PHM) is the holistic process of improving health outcomes of groups of individuals through the support of appropriate financial and care models. Radiologists' presence at the intersection of many aspects of health care, including screening, diagnostic imaging, and image-guided therapies, provides the opportunity for increased radiologist engagement in PHM. Furthermore, innovations in artificial intelligence and imaging informatics will serve as critical tools to improve value in health care through evidence-based and equitable approaches. Given radiologists' limited engagement in PHM to date, it is imperative to define the PHM priorities of the specialty so that radiologists' full value in improving population health is realized. The purpose of this expert review is to explore programs and future directions for radiologists in PHM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-18
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume218
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Accountable care organization
  • Aortic aneurysm screening
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cancer screening
  • Care coordination
  • Clinical decision support
  • Population health management
  • Value-based care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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