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The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute studies the value and role of radiology in evolving health care delivery and payment systems, including quality based approaches to care and the impact of medical imaging on overall health care costs. Neiman Institute research provides a foundation for evidence-based imaging policy to improve patient care and bolster efficient, effective use of health care resources. Read the 2016 Neiman Institute Annual Report.

Access & Quality

Changing Musculoskeletal Extremity Imaging Utilization From 1994 Through 2013: A Medicare Beneficiary Perspective

The objective of the study was to assess temporal changes in the utilization of musculoskeletal extremity imaging in Medicare beneficiaries over a recent 20-year period (1994–2013). Full Article

Gyftopoulos, S., Harkey, P., Hemingway, J., Hughes, D.R., Rosenkrantz, A.B., Duszak, R. 2017. "Changing Musculoskeletal Extremity Imaging Utilization From 1994 Through 2013: A Medicare Beneficiary Perspective," American Journal of Roentgenology

What Patients Think About Their Interventional Radiologists: Assessment Using a Leading Physician Ratings Website

The aim of this study was to evaluate patient satisfaction scores for interventional radiologists across the United States using a leading physician ratings website. Full Article

Obele, C., Duszak Jr, R., Hawkins, C.M., Rosenkrantz, A.B. 2017. "What Patients Think About Their Interventional Radiologists: Assessment Using a Leading Physician Ratings Website," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 14(5): 609 - 614.

Trends in Publications in Radiology Journals Designated as Relating to Patient-Centered Care

This study assessed trends in publications in radiology journals designated as dealing with patient-centered care. Full Article

Rosenkrantz, A.B., and Rawson, J.V. 2017. "Trends in Publications in Radiology Journals Designated as Relating to Patient-Centered Care," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 14(5): 703 - 709.

How Satisfied Are Patients With Their Radiologists? Assessment Using a National Patient Ratings Website

This study assessed features of patient satisfaction scores for U.S. radiologists using a popular physician rating website. Full Article

Rosenkrantz, A.B., Ginocchio, L., and Duszak Jr, R. 2017. "How Satisfied Are Patients With Their Radiologists? Assessment Using a National Patient Ratings Website," American Journal of Roentgenology, 208(5)

February 16, 2017

Radiologists and Internet Transparency: You Can Run but You Cannot Hide

In the current era of patient-centered care, patient satisfaction is emerging as an increasingly important metric in the evaluation of health care organizations and providers.
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January 23, 2017

Number of Radiologists per 100,000 People Up Nationwide

There were more radiologists per 100,000 population in Massachusetts and Connecticut in 2013 than in any other state in the country. The national average also increased from 11.91 in 2012 to 12.29 in 2013. View Infographic

August 10, 2016

Hospital Access to Mammography in 2014

A new infographic demonstrates that only 14 states had >90% of their hospitals include access to mammography in 2014. View Infographic

Use of Health Information Exchange and Repeat Imaging Costs

The aim of this study was to quantify the association between health information exchange use and cost savings attributable to repeat imaging. Full Article

Hye-Young , J., Vest, JR., Unruh, MA., Kern, LM., and Kaushal, R. 2015. "Use of Health Information Exchange and Repeat Imaging Costs," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 12(12): 1364 - 1370.

The Ongoing Gap in Availability of Imaging Services at Teaching vs. Non-Teaching Hospitals Academic Radiology

This study aimed to characterize associations between availability of imaging services and intensity of teaching among US hospitals. Full Article

Rosenkrantz, A.B., Wang, W., Duszak, R. 2016. "The Ongoing Gap in Availability of Imaging Services at Teaching vs. Non-Teaching Hospitals Academic Radiology," Academic Radiology, 23(8): 1057 - 1063.

How Do Publicly Reported Medicare Quality Metrics for Radiologists Compare With Those of Other Specialty Groups?

This study characterizes and compares the performance of radiologists in Medicare’s new Physician Compare Initiative with that of other provider groups. Full Article

Rosenkrantz, A.B., Hughes, D.R., and Duszak Jr, R. 2016. "How Do Publicly Reported Medicare Quality Metrics for Radiologists Compare With Those of Other Specialty Groups?," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 13(3): 243 - 248.