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Radisphere Partners with National Rural Health Association to Provide High Quality, Lower Cost Radiology Services to the Rural Hospital Community
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Radisphere (), the largest and fastest-growing national radiology group in the United States, today announced that it has partnered with the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) to bring high quality, lower cost radiology services to the rural hospital community.
Radisphere’s Gold Partnership demonstrates its commitment to bringing a proven and tailored solution for hospitals under 100 beds. Radisphere offers the largest network of subspecialty radiologists in the United States who perform final reports and consults 24x7x365 so small hospitals can provide the best care for their patients.
“There is a natural evolution within healthcare to national radiology groups that can provide rural hospitals with the subspecialty expertise, scale and technology to deliver faster, more accurate diagnoses and the highest quality of patient care,” said Hank Schlissberg, Chief Client Officer of Radisphere. “Such a delivery model allows rural hospitals to measurably improve quality, drive growth and lower costs.”
Radisphere will also attend the NRHA’s (Booth #221) on September 26-28, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Radiology is one of the most important clinical functions and plays an important role in the healthcare continuum. With $175 billion annually spent on radiology services, radiology has a significant impact on hospital economics, patient safety, and quality. It also touches nearly every major disease category and patient of the hospital and is a major driver of length of stay, ED throughput and the patient experience. Radisphere’s national network of radiologists and subspecialists provides 24x7 coverage for hospitals in rural areas that typically lack access to subspecialty radiologists.
“The obstacles facing healthcare providers and patients in rural areas are vastly different than those in urban settings,” said Alan Morgan, Chief Executive Officer of the NRHA. “Through strong partnerships between our members and Corporate Partners like Radisphere, the NRHA can raise awareness of innovative healthcare delivery methods that can improve the care of the 62 million rural Americans today.”
NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. NRHA membership is made up of 21,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health. For more information, visit .
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Radisphere () is changing the way radiology is delivered to community hospitals, systems, ACOs, and patients. Our standards-based delivery model combines local radiologists who provide hands-on patient care, the largest network of subspecialty radiologists, and a cloud-based technology platform. Radisphere leverages its scale and technology to deliver faster, more accurate diagnoses, appropriate utilization, and the highest quality of patient care – enabling our hospital clients to measurably improve quality, drive growth and lower costs. Radisphere is the largest and fastest growing national radiology group in the United States with 150 radiologists and 35 exclusive hospital clients in 11 states.