This post was contributed by American College of Radiology Chief Executive Officer William T. Thorwarth, MD, FACR.
You have likely heard the saying “may you live in interesting times.” We in radiology and healthcare are certainly experiencing sweeping changes.
- Medicine (including radiology) is moving from volume-to-value based care — forcing us to Be MACRA Ready
- Anthem is trying to cut out an entire site of service (hospital outpatient departments) for many patients — forcing the College, other medical societies and patient groups to push back
- The debate continues about the potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) — while the ACR Data Science Institute works to ensure AI helps radiologists optimize patient care and save lives
As always, the ACR stands with you.
The ACR continually improves to ensure that we are the best possible position to help our members and the patients they serve as things get more “interesting.”
The links above take you to resources to help you stay informed on, participate in, or even counter these (and other) trends or issues.
The new customizable ACR.org website, designed for members by members, offers a more interactive, mobile-friendly experience that “learns” from user behavior to make it easier to find what you need. In particular, you will find the improved search function to be invaluable.
I invite you to get familiar with the important issues facing radiology. You never know when they may impact your practice or when you may have the opportunity to do something about them.
Check out the new ACR.org. Let us know what you think. We look forward to your feedback.
We at ACR wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season!
Please share your thoughts in the comments section below and join the discussion on Engage (login required).