1. 3 years later: Catching up with Lahey's lung screening program
Lahey Hospitals and Medical Center’s Rescue Lung, Rescue Life program is a pioneer in lung cancer screening, with nearly 70% of cancers diagnosed at stage 1, and less than 10% at stage 4. Read on to learn about the program, its biggest challenges, and where it’s headed.
2. How radiologists make great neighbors for Brigham and Women's medical home
Radiologists have long served as the "doctor’s doctor," providing guidance to PCPs on image ordering and follow-up care. As patient-centered medical neighborhoods become more prevalent, so will this role—that’s why Brigham and Women’s created a radiologist consultation program targeted at primary care.
3. What Children's Healthcare of Atlanta wants you to know about interventional radiology
In this week’s interventional radiology (IR) post, we sat down with the director of Atlanta’s only pediatric IR program. Read on to get his take on what sets pediatric IR programs apart from traditional programs, and the role of telemedicine in IR.
4. Better together: How one radiology group improved care, collaboration for hospital partners
Improving information exchange can be especially challenging for radiology since most organizations operate with fractured PACS infrastructures. Find out how Radiology Associates P.C. in Oregon was able to overcome this challenge for its entire region through the use of a community PACS.
5. Columbus Radiology's road from A to A+ in turnaround time performance
For some imaging providers, being in the 90th percentile for turnaround time (TAT) would be good enough. For Columbus Radiology, leaders wouldn’t rest until they met their ER goal of 95% of scans read in under 30 minutes, putting the organization at the 95th percentile.
For more ideas on measuring imaging’s value, look out for our 2017 National Meeting. We will be sharing our latest research on quality in diagnostic imaging, strategy for interventional radiology programs, and patient safety. Stay tuned, and let us know if you have any questions or would like to participate in the research.