(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- The landscape for hospital-based radiologists has shifted dramatically in the last couple of years and they’ll need to update their thinking if they hope to preserve their hospital contracts, and perhaps, a significant role in medicine, a pair of presenters said Sunday at the American Roentgen Ray Society meeting in San Diego.
Speaking with Diagnostic Imaging in advance of a special forum on practice business issues, Drs. Lawrence Muroff and Alan Kaye described dramatic changes that have roiled the working relationship between hospitals and partnership-based radiology practices. Muroff’s address, “Why radiologists are losing their hospital contracts: Is your contract safe?” identified some of the factors making it easier for hospitals to drop radiology contracts. Kaye’s address, “Leadership challenges for radiology in the future,” looked at the role of leadership in meeting the challenges now facing radiology practice.
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