New! Imaging ExcellenceTM

We See Imaging Differently

With the high visibility and impact of imaging throughout a hospital or health system, achieving Imaging Excellence™ should be a key strategic priority. Accumen’s Imaging Excellence program brings priorities together to ensure the patient experience is paramount while optimizing operations, and implementing efficiencies and clinical initiatives that guide better quality of care.

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  • Accumen assesses the patient experience first, identifying gaps and opportunities for improvement in every area of your Imaging department.
  • Accumen provides quality metrics to improve and sustain revenue growth and long-term viability.
  • With Accumen support, labor, productivity, and utilization rates are monitored to enable cost reduction.
  • Accumen will help you implement efficient scheduling processes and workflows to optimally utilize imaging resources to increase volume and generate higher revenue.
  • Accumen provides access to prospective operational analytics and retrospective; operational analytics that are imperative to increasing service levels across modalities to help any hospital or health system thrive in a value-based customer care climate.
  • Accumen brings a unique approach to the Imaging space. All partnerships are built on the foundation of teamwork and emphasize the importance of breaking down barriers to embrace collaborative performance and subsequent improvement efforts.
  • Accumen optimizes your service model to maximize inventory utilization and create effective materials management processes to reduce costs.
  • Imaging departments are an integral component to the vitality of a hospital or health system and to its continuum of care initiatives, with the patient experience being at the center of an imaging department’s success.
  • Hospital and health system imaging departments face continued volume pressure from third-party payor utilization reduction initiatives, ongoing reimbursement pressures, increasing staff and equipment-related costs as well as competitive pressure from other providers.
  • Working side-by-side with a hospital or health system team, Accumen reduces risk and delivers outcomes that focus on dedicated capacity, accelerated capability and adapting technology.

Key Industry Trends

  • Greater than 80% of all hospital and health system visits include at least one imaging test.1

  • Imaging is often the 2nd largest revenue generator in a hospital or health system.2

  • Estimated $65 Billion annual hospital or health system imaging department spend.3

  • 30% of hospital and health system operating profit typically comes from Imaging.4

How We Deliver Sustainable Outcomes

Accumen provides a holistic approach comprised of patient access management, operations optimization, utilization management, and integrated supply management to drive performance excellence, maximize profitability, and support the patient’s journey along their continuum of care.

  • Accumen focuses heavily on the impact of patient experience.

  • Our team observes your current practices and conducts in-depth data analysis to identify opportunities.

  • We analyze patient demand, staff and equipment utilization to create an imaging department focused on enhanced patient care.

  • Our team members work to achieve excellence in supply chain management without compromising quality or patient safety.

  • Use of the custom-built Accumen Performance SuiteTM makes the complex simple and ensures the most accurate results.

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Disclaimer:  Accumen has no authority, responsibility or liability with respect to any clinical decisions made by – or in connection with – a provider’s laboratory, patient blood management, or other operations.  Nothing herein and no aspect of any services provided by Accumen is intended – or shall be deemed – to subordinate, usurp or otherwise diminish any providers’ sole authority and discretion with respect to all clinical decision-making for its patients.

References:
1Smith-Bindman, R, et al. “Use of Diagnostic Imaging Studies and Associated Radiation Exposure for Patients Enrolled in Large Integrated Health Care Systems, 1996-2010.” Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports., U.S. National Library of Medicine, 13 June 2012, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22692172. 30.9 million imaging examinations (25.8 million person-years), reflecting 1.18 tests per person per year.

2Seidelmann, Frank. “Radiology: Hospitals’ Biggest Opportunity Needs a Quality Standard.” Becker’s Hospital Review, 2 Nov. 2018, www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/radiology-hospitals-biggest-opportunity-needs-a-quality-standard.html. Imaging is the largest source of “outpatient” profit in hospital and health systems.

3Healthcare, Definitive. “Healthcare Analytics & Provider Data | Definitive Healthcare.” Definitive Healthcare – Database of Hospitals & Healthcare Providers, www.definitivehc.com/. to determine estimated Lab Spend of $33B – based on estimated lab spend of 3.5% of total Net Patient Revenue. Imaging spend is estimated at 7% of total Net Patient Revenue – thus $65B or twice estimated Lab Spend

4“Imaging Market Trends.” Advisory Board, 4 May 2018, www.advisory.com/research/service-line-strategy-advisor/resources/2017/imaging-market-trends.