Neuroimaging from a Clinical MRI Perspective
Originally Aired: January 30, 2018.
This webinar is supported by an educational grant from Philips Healthcare
Statement of Purpose
Institutions that integrate imaging into a clinical setting leverage the availability of ordering providers and their subspecialty expertise, have direct experience with treatment protocols and decision algorithms, share operational management between clinics and ancillary services, and have the opportunity to work on improved communication that can reduce errors in MRI ordering, authorization, scheduling, reimbursement, reporting and quality control processes. With reimbursements dropping precipitously, together with an increase in utilization control, imaging departments must be creative to improve workflow and maintain positive financial margins. This presentation discusses lessons learned in a clinically integrated neuroimaging/neurology practice that may be generalizable to all imaging centers.
Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to:
- Gather from experiences in operating an integrated clinical/imaging practice to identify processes and key performance indicators that improve service quality and communication between ordering providers and the imaging department.
- Identify inefficiencies in workflow, billing, and time management that contribute to decreased cost-effectiveness.
- Discuss processes and technologies that can help improve workflow, customer satisfaction and cost effectiveness.
This activity is intended for radiologists, neurologists, and radiology department administrators who are interested in identifying performance improvements with MRI exams, and creating workflow efficiencies to increase patient throughput and satisfaction.