Market pressures such as consumerism, risk-based contracts, and payer steerage have pushed health systems to expand their ambulatory footprints. In fact, in a recent Advisory Board survey of health system executives, "improving ambulatory access" ranked as the number one priority and "boosting outpatient procedure market share" ranked third of twenty-six total topics.
Imaging is deeply involved in this shift, with diagnostic services increasingly being offered in community-based settings like freestanding imaging centers, physician offices, and urgent care sites. To better understand how imaging leaders are responding to outpatient imaging market dynamics, we turned to you: Our research team created a brief survey to explore imaging's current footprint, plans for expansion, and threats and opportunities driving growth decisions.
Keep reading for our top five insights generated from over 100 survey responses from health system and radiology group leaders.