Reengineering the radiology enterprise: a summary of the 2014 Intersociety Committee Summer Conference

J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Mar;12(3):228-34. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2014.11.022.


The current initiative to reform health care from both a quality and a cost perspective has already had a profound impact on the radiology enterprise. We have seen a decrease in the utilization of imaging studies, a reduction in reimbursement, a declining payer mix, shrinking incomes, a proliferation of performance indices, creation of radiology mega-groups, growth of national radiology companies, and increasing turf incursions. Our cheese is clearly on the move, and we must take action to reengineer the radiology enterprise. In keeping with general health care reform, we must be patient-centric, data driven, and outcome based. We must create a radiology enterprise that adheres to the value equation of providing the highest quality health care, for the lowest possible cost, for all citizens.

Keywords: ACR; Intersociety Committee; Intersociety Committee Summer Conference; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; health care reform.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Health Care Reform / organization & administration*
  • Models, Organizational*
  • Organizational Objectives*
  • Private Sector / organization & administration*
  • Radiology / organization & administration*
  • United States