10 Best Practices For Remodeling Radiology: Emerging Benchmarks & Standards
Today, patients, payers and regulators expect every hospital and medical system to have ongoing quality improvement programs that protect patients and guarantee the best and most cost-effective care.
To professionalguide quality associations improvementand credentialingefforts in radiology, bodies such as the American College of Radiology and the American
Board of Radiology have drawn up guidelines, revised technical standards and established certification criteria.
However, a set of industry-wide, standard best practices that hospitals can use to measure the quality of their radiology services has not yet been established.
These standards are essential to help hospitals identify their radiology services’ strengths and weaknesses, set clinically relevant performance targets and track quality improvement efforts. Ideally, standard radiology best practices would address three broad areas of practice quality that are clearly defined, measurable, and clinically important:
“These standards are essential to help hospitals identify their radiology services’ strengths and weaknesses, set clinically relevant performance targets and track quality improvement efforts.”
Expertise: The medical knowledge and clinical expertise of the radiologists.
Communication: The quality, accuracy and timeliness of radiologic reports and consultation.
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Leadership: The radiology service’s contribution to the medical center’s overall mission by full participation in clinical conferences, quality assurance initiatives, and utilization reviews.
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