Physicians have ultimate control over costs and revenue. That's one reason why physician integration, often a goal for intrepid health systems, should start with their participation in the strategic planning process.
For many hospitals, radiology can be just fanother contracted service. But for those who recognize the impact prompt and accurate radiology can add value to all the inpatient services hospitals provide, retaining the right partner is imperative.
There’s room to take share if you provide cost estimates for patients upfront. Only a quarter of providers are able to provide cost estimates, even though 91% of patients want them, and 47% would consider switching to get that information.