The entire radiology department at Augusta University Medical Center has been renovated over the past few years with the input of patient and family advisers.

Diagnostic Imaging: Time for Radiologists and Patients to Be Partners

Radiologists may be the experts in diagnostic imaging, but they will never be the experts in individual patient experience, Jim Rawson, MD, chairperson of Radiology at Augusta University Health in GA, said at ACR 2016.

With payment models shifting from volume to value, Rawson expressed the importance of the patient, who is becoming the largest payer of health care expenses, and their experience.

“If we don’t ask the patient what’s important to them, we will be unsuccessful in our volume to value transition,” Rawson said.

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Diagnostic Imaging: Time for Radiologists and Patients to Be Partners
May 22, 2016

 

 

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Denise Parrish is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-9566 or mparrish@augusta.edu.

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