Hospitals to reap rewards from in-house radiology

Despite being considered a driving force of escalating healthcare costs, imaging can also be a major source of revenue for hospitals. Hospital executives looking to add value to patient care and the bottom line should consider having a single, cohesive, on-site radiology department, according to an article in the September 2011 issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. According to the authors, a hospital-based radiology group could add value by ensuring patient safety, pursuing high-quality images, delivering quality interpretations of the images, providing valuable services to patients and referring physicians, containing costs while maximizing revenue, and helping to grow the hospital's business. --Read the full post at FierceHealthcare

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