Benefits of integration of radiology services across a pediatric health care system with locations in multiple states

@article{Donnelly2014BenefitsOI,
  title={Benefits of integration of radiology services across a pediatric health care system with locations in multiple states},
  author={Lane F. Donnelly and Debbie J. Merinbaum and Monica S Epelman and Leslie E. Grissom and Kathlene E. Walters and Ramona A. Beasley and Jacqueline P. Gustafson and Arabinda Kumar Choudhary},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={45},
  pages={736-742}
}
Integration was implemented of previously independently practicing pediatric radiology services across a pediatric health care system with sites 1,000 miles apart. The purpose of this manuscript is to describe the process utilized to integrate imaging services across our enterprise and to study the direct effects on report turnaround time and other parameters. Parameters were evaluated both the year before integration as well as the 2 years following integration and compared for improvement… CONTINUE READING