Aligned Imaging Solutions Offers a New Approach to the Radiologist Hiring Crunch: US-Based Teleradiology Service Delivers X-Ray Results 24/7/365, Including After-Hours Coverage
Aligned Imaging Solutions focuses exclusively on X-rays, offering timely and reliable final readings 24/7/365 — helping to alleviate the workload of local radiology teams and allowing them more time for higher-value imaging modalities and quality initiatives while raising service levels for X-rays.
NEW YORK, January 8, 2019 (Newswire.com) - Aligned Imaging Solutions (AIS) is a new kind of radiology partner built specifically to meet the needs of health care both today and tomorrow by focusing 100 percent on final interpretations of X-rays.
Many radiology providers read X-ray out of necessity rather than desire. X-ray is financially challenging and a high source of liability, frustration and burnout for local radiologists. Nevertheless, consistent and high-quality X-ray coverage is critical for radiology providers to meet the needs of health systems and their treating physicians.
Many local radiology providers are struggling to keep up with increased service demands and volume growth while adjusting to the new economic conditions of a competitive hiring market and decreasing reimbursement. In addition, as the pattern of provider consolidation continues, it is becoming harder for many health systems to deliver and maintain a single standard of care across their Imaging Service Line.
As an extension of a local radiologist, AIS streamlines diagnoses and aligns with the needs of radiologists, health systems, treating physicians and patients. For local radiologists, AIS creates opportunities to focus on advanced imaging modalities and subspecialties. For health systems, 24/7/365 X-ray coverage can materially improve treat-to-street decision-making for the emergency department and length-of-stay for inpatient care. Treating physicians and their patients benefit from timely results to inform optimal treatment decisions.
“Aligned Imaging Solutions provides an opportunity for radiology groups to prosper in an age of continued challenges and growing uncertainty,” says AIS Medical Director Serge Sicular, MD, who is also Director of Emergency Imaging for Mount Sinai Health System. “Every aspect of our service is optimized around delivering high-quality X-ray interpretations — from the way we assess and hire our affiliated U.S.-based radiologists to the supporting technology and workflow. For AIS, X-ray is a specialty.”
“There’s lots of excitement around artificial intelligence coming out of RSNA but asking health systems to invest in advanced software today for theoretical gains tomorrow is not going to provide enough lift quickly enough to solve for the tightening radiologist labor market,” says Jordan Halter, Vice President of Business Development. “The radiologist talent pool will continue to contract, and expectations around imaging for the new, larger health systems continue to mount. We offer a comprehensive service that provides immediate impact, both clinically and financially, for health systems and local radiology providers alike.”
About Aligned Imaging Solutions
Aligned Imaging Solutions (AIS) is a new kind of radiology partner: we specialize in reading X-rays because we focus 100 percent on X-rays. Backed by an expert team of U.S.-based affiliated radiologists, AIS offers rapid and reliable final X-ray results 24/7/365 — driving confidence in clinical decision-making and restoring valuable time to local radiologists to focus on advanced imaging modalities and subspecialties. AIS enables greater flexibility, efficiency and capacity for local radiologists while ensuring the needs of health systems, providers and patients are met.
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Categories: Radiology and Medical Imaging