Hospital & Healthcare Services

Radiology Consulting Services

Hospitals and health systems are finding new opportunities to improve or increase radiology service offerings, which can improve throughput and/or enhance patient care. At the same time, with case complexity increasing and the need for expensive tele-radiology and PACS systems, the Radiology service line may be an area requiring significant direct and indirect financial support.

EHC offers unique, Radiologist-driven expertise to improve your operations or to assist in the creation of new radiology services. These may include expansion of diagnostic or interventional services provided onsite or tele-radiologically. A financial and operational assessment of inpatient radiology services can improve and streamline processes, provide staffing and resource suggestions, and recommend the latest technology resulting in reduced costs associated with imaging services.

Operational Assessment

  • Review existing and/or planned inpatient radiology services and determine the related physician and support staffing requirements for general and interventional radiology
  • Explore the resource requirements and financial implications of planned expansion of Imaging Services
  • Prioritize inpatient radiology improvement opportunities and determine staffing requirements
  • Develop detailed process improvement initiatives
  • Review and determine viability and profitability of onsite vs teleradiology (including “nighthawk”) services

Financial Assessment

  • Financial review of existing inpatient and ED radiologist services
  • Pro-forma development of planned imaging services
  • Identify opportunities to better align staffing with facility requirements
  • Recommendations for efficiency improvements and cost savings as applicable
  • Implementation of program improvements

Expert assistance in acquiring new resources to provide inpatient and ED radiology services

  • Determine community physician availability
  • Explore vendor options for radiologists’ inpatient services
  • Consider the potential for employment to meet facility requirements
  • Develop Request for Proposals (“RFP’s”) for radiologists’ inpatient physician services
  • Assess vendor responses to RFP’s
  • Advise facilities in selecting the best Radiology Service solution for specific requirements