Consulting

nuclear medicine imaging and consulting

IN-OFFICE NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGY IMAGING

Diagnostic imaging services play a critical role in the timely and accurate diagnosis and treatment of disease conditions. Our in-office Nuclear imaging services are designed to empower physicians to focus on what they do best - patient care, while we provide them the critical information they need to help them take the guesswork out of diagnosis and treatment. As medical imaging professionals love to say, "Diagnostic Imaging is the eye of Medicine. Without us, it's all guesswork". It doesn't have to be!

Starting nuclear medicine imaging services in your cardiology office is easier than you think.  We guide you through the process of establishing a state-of-the-art imaging lab using your existing space and resources. Our many years of industry experience have prepared us to navigate the intricate processes involved in setting up, staffing, and managing a successful nuclear imaging lab as well as maintaining regulatory compliance.

 

Over the years, we have built relationships with other industry experts, including equipment suppliers, equipment service companies, medical physicists, radiopharmaceutical, and general medical suppliers. Our Certified Business Negotiator has the skills and experience to negotiate on your behalf and secure the best rates possible, significantly reducing your start-up and operating costs.

 

Additionally, in-office imaging offers a great opportunity for cardiology practices to increase their revenue by retaining imaging services within the practice rather than referring out. From idea conception to opening day, we have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the process of establishing and operating a successful Nuclear Lab.

 

Get the most out of the investment you've already put into establishing your practice. Get in touch!

 
EXISTING NUCLEAR MEDICINE IMAGING LABS

Nuclear imaging is very highly regulated and requires industry and subject matter expertise to maintain regulatory compliance. Having a good understanding of different imaging environments and the fundamental challenges each environment presents is essential to identifying possible areas for improvement, as well as being able to develop appropriate solutions for those specific challenges.

Our many years of clinical experience in both hospital and physician office settings, knowledge of business operations, and Lean six sigma in Healthcare give us a unique perspective that will transform your imaging lab, reduce costs and increase revenue. Here is how we see the current landscape and how we can help you succeed and stay profitable.

REALITY: More stringent regulations and requirements, less reimbursements, and higher costs.

RESULT: Many out-patient imaging centers and in-office cardiology imaging services have shut down or are being bought out by larger imaging companies.

FACT: With the right guidance, stringent regulations and requirements can still be met. Outpatient and in-office diagnostic imaging is still profitable and in demand. With some imaging labs shutting down, this means more business for those who remain open and stay in compliance.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU SUCCEED

  • We conduct a baseline assessment of your current practices, identify and eliminate possible bottlenecks and non-value-adding activities.

  • We optimize value-adding activities and develop a strategy that facilitates meeting the highest standards in the industry while remaining profitable.

  • We work with you to determine what steps your practice needs to take in order to maintain regulatory compliance.

  • We work within your budget to re-design and update your lab/practice to create a more patient and staff-friendly environment.

  • We help you establish and/or maintain a good radiation protection program.

  • Our industry experience makes it possible to help you identify potential compliance pitfalls and set proactive protocols that prevent them from happening.

  • We develop customized solutions that expand your service offerings and increase revenue.

  • We conduct quarterly, annual, and pre-inspection audits that help you stay prepared for a successful inspection.

  • We guide you through the process of obtaining accreditation through the American College of Radiology.

  • We will train your staff on how to provide first-class patient care that is sure to improve your patient satisfaction scores and increase your revenue.

Having a patient-friendly imaging environment is critical to the success of healthcare facilities and has been shown to enhance positive patient experience. Our clinical experience working directly with patients helps us better understand what patients want in an imaging environment. We will work with you and your staff to create a patient-friendly imaging environment that is sure to help increase your patient satisfaction scores and improve your bottom line.

 

Experience shows that it is essential to include technologists in the design and planning of imaging rooms to avoid design mistakes that sometimes make imaging rooms unfriendly and impractical to use. We provide the technologist’s perspective and help you design a friendly imaging environment that improves workflow. A more efficient workspace could have a significant impact on productivity and job satisfaction.

MEDICAL IMAGING CONTINUOUS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT AND OPTIMIZATION
 - OUR CONSULTING APPROACH

OUR FOUR PILLARS

 

  • DIAGNOSE

We help you identify (diagnose) what’s not working for you and your patients/clients

  • STREAMLINE

We guide you through how to eliminate waste and streamline your workflow.

  • IMPROVE

We use information gathered to advance ways to improve and optimize your processes.

  • SUSTAIN

We help you develop customized solutions that empower your practice/organization to sustain the improvements made.