The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute studies the value and role of radiology and radiologists in evolving health care delivery and payment systems. Neiman Institute research provides a foundation for evidence-based imaging policy to improve patient care and bolster efficient, effective use of health care resources.
The Institute provides objective assessment of the value of radiology and its role in the healthcare continuum and builds awareness of this research to maximize the influence on decision making. Neiman Institute publications, research and data are important to a variety of stakeholders who influence the future of health care delivery.
Neiman Institute provides stakeholders with research and data to shape the future:
Accurate and timely data to inform policy decisions that improve the quality and efficiency of care, and that ensures equitable access to care
Relevant data to inform practice strategy and planning around alternative payment models, volumes, costs, and high-value imaging. Research that supports appropriate reimbursement so that patients have access to the imaging they require
Academic & Policy Thought Leaders
Foundational research to shape policy debate and advance research on the value of radiology services in health care, for which grant funding is scarce.
The Neiman Institute was established by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in August 2012 to provide credible, objective, and reproducible research to the national health policy debate.
Without current, rigorous research on radiology services, lawmakers and regulators are making policy decisions about medical imaging without knowing the effects on individual patients or the health care system as a whole. The Institute fills this important gap and raises awareness of research-based insights to help ensure that future imaging policies benefit patients and make efficient and effective use of health care resources.
Also, much of the existing research regarding radiology policy focuses solely on cost and utilization of imaging as standalone end points. This is an incomplete approach. At present, lawmakers and regulators are making policy decisions about medical imaging without knowing the full effects on individual patients or the health care system as a whole. The Institute provides this much needed information and help ensure that future imaging policies benefit patients and make efficient and effective use of health care resources.
Harvey Neiman, MD, was an outstanding physician, effective leader and respected medical scholar who dedicated his professional career to improving patient care. He was one of the leading minds in medicine regarding radiology and medical imaging policy and economics.