RSNA 2019 Trending Topics

Health Service Policy and Research/Policy and Practice

Patient sociodemographic factors, patient-centered imaging and reimbursement are all topics of interest in this subspecialty.

Trending topics include Reimbursement Topics in 3D Printing and the Controversy Session, Radiology Practice Standards, addressing subspecialty imaging coverage, release of imaging reports to patients, and communication for non-urgent imaging recommendations.

Look for sessions that explore how recent U.S. legislation linking physician payment to the quality and value of care may be applied in imaging.

The sessions Patient-centered Imaging: Research, Dissemination and Practice and Engaging Patients: Opportunities and Challenges for Radiology address challenges and opportunities in meeting the needs of the modern patient, including patient reported data and patient portals. The Quality Improvement Symposium topic, Patient-centered Care, addresses patient-targeted reports, patient portals and improving care for vulnerable populations.

Attendees looking to understand cost-effectiveness analysis can attend Basic Principles of Cost-effectiveness Analysis in Imaging. The Health Policy and Practice Series topic is Health Policy & Quality Buy-in, Metrics and Motivation.

Look for the session, Radiologist Peer-Review and Peer Learning: Options and Implementation Strategies in Academic and Private Practices

Education exhibits include several on payment model evaluations, practice model improvements, gender equality and managing wellness during work.

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