The Role of Radiologists in the Patient Experience
Delivering resources so that radiologists can better connect with patients
On April 28, 2016, at 12 noon EDT, the JACR is delighted to have James V. Rawson, MD, FACR, join us as this month's tweet chat moderator. Dr. Rawson leads the ACR's Commission on Patient- and Family-Centered Care.
Taken straight from the commission's ACR webpage, the goals of the commission are to create and disseminate critical resources, namely the following:
• Recommendations and tools to help radiology practices engage with patients and families as healthcare partners and to forge closer relationships with communities
• Resources to facilitate the use of technology to improve communications, education and flow of information to all stakeholders, including patients and clinical partners,
• Information regarding how best to measure quality and patient outcomes in radiology
• Tools, metrics, and policies created with other ACR commissions that help radiology practices incorporate patient- and family-centered care principles and meet Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and alternative payment model requirements
The ACR has already curated a large number of important online resources that not only help radiologists provide more patient- and family-centered care but also enhance radiologists' understanding of and participation in new practice and payment models.
So please join us this Thursday for a timely and important conversation. And don't forget to include the hashtag #JACR in your tweets so that other participants will see them!
Dr. Rawson will be posting three questions during the tweetchat:
T1: How can patients participate in developing imaging trials?
T2: What is the role of patients and advocates in improving the care process?
T3: What are the barriers to patient and advocate participation in designing trials and care processes? T4: How can social media be used to increase participation and disseminate information?
The JACR has created a new series of articles called "Rethinking the Patient Experience." Dr. Rawson has selected two articles from the series to highlight what radiologists can learn from other industries about improving the patient experience:
Want to learn more about AIDET? Dr. Rawson recommends "Practice Makes Perfect: Improving outcomes by engaging patients using AIDET Modern Healthcare."