Foundation Radiology optimizes onsite physician leadership while expanding access to subspecialty teleradiology resources to ensure that imaging services are aligned with clinical and strategic goals to match the evolving needs of healthcare provider.
The only constant is change. Technology is advancing by leaps and bounds. Costs are steadily rising. Reimbursement structures and regulatory guidelines are moving targets. That said, competition is still increasing. For Academic Medical Centers, IDNs and Community Hospitals these challenges are today’s reality.
Executive teams must start seeing their networks’ growth from all directions. Unconventional thinking and innovative decision-making are required. Foundation Radiology Group, as a trusted partner, has helped more than 30 healthcare leadership teams through this process. Our agile culture anticipates the future and makes it real for our hospital partners. We help our partners stay ahead of the curve with service delivery and market growth.
Foundation Radiology Group’s top subspecialties include emergency care, pediatrics, cardiology, orthopedics, oncology, women’s services, among others. They are vital drivers of a healthcare provider’s strategic plans and growth. Radiology is an underlying access point and service that patients encounter as the first point of entry into the healthcare continuum. If imaging is substandard or unavailable at the level required due to a lack of subspecialists, odds are the patient will never walk through that hospital’s doors again.
Critical Alignment with Service Lines
Many hospital systems and IDNs still work within the traditional radiology model where a small local group is servicing the needs of every hospital service.
Service lines in the hospital have become more refined and sophisticated, and diagnostic imaging must be just as sophisticated to meet these needs. Specialty physicians require the confidence that our radiologists possess, the skill set that best complements their specialty. Hospital administration must also have the same confidence given razor-thin margins and emphasis on quality outcomes. All of which hinges on diagnosis accuracy and timeliness.
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The Academy at Your Door
Radiology is no longer an ancillary function; it is a critical component of contemporary hospital success strategies.
As healthcare has become more service line driven, radiologists strive to work in environments where they can practice predominately in their area of specialty. The smaller the group, the less likely it is that the radiologist will be able to do that.
Foundation Radiology Group’s strategy is to provide full academic expertise through its own groundbreaking approach. Our combination of dedicated onsite radiology expertise plus dozens of off-site academic-level, board qualified radiologists, brings greater flexibility and clinical quality. Radiologists become more strategically aligned, collaborative and interactive in support of service line initiatives, competitive differentiation and overall performance improvement.
These integrated groups leverage automated software and processes, real time MD-to-MD consultation and new staffing solutions to prioritize, route and manage studies. A single technology platform crosses the boundaries to access across multiple hospitals in their network.
This approach ensures that:
- Vital physician relationships and continuity of care at the hospital are a distinct focus and are proactively fostered 24/7/365
- Scalability exists to promptly and expertly meet the unique demands of each service line, while maintaining a consistent, uninterrupted level of service
- There is access to subspecialists day and night, with peer-to-peer communication for simple and complex cases
- Growth and success are realized by providing more deep radiology expertise in a health system
Another noteworthy benefit is that radiologists gain the support they need to do their jobs well, and evidence suggests their work conditions, lifestyles and satisfaction rates improve greatly.
Medical Imaging should be viewed as a key differentiator to ensure patients and physicians have the confidence to entrust all of their care to your facility.