Quality Improvement in Radiology: White Paper Report of the Sun Valley Group Meeting

C. Daniel Johnson, Stephen J. Swensen, Kimberley E. Applegate, C. Craig Blackmore, James P. Borgstede, John F. Cardella, James A. Dilling, N. Reed Dunnick, Lucy W. Glenn, Bruce J. Hillman, Lawrence S. Lau, Frank J. Lexa, Jeffrey C. Weinreb, Pamela Wilcox

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Abstract

The Sun Valley Group is an informal assembly of individuals interested in improving quality in radiology. Its first meeting was held in September 2005. The purposes of the meeting was to share quality improvement experiences, consider a strategy for promoting quality improvement initiatives across the radiology profession, and initiate quality benchmarking efforts. Representatives from private practice, academia, national quality programs, and international societies were in attendance. Four main themes were presented: the sharing of leading quality activities in radiology, the future of pay-for-performance systems, programs and future initiatives of professional radiology societies, and health services research guidelines for developing outcome metrics. This white paper summarizes information presented in each of these thematic areas and concludes with the group's plans for future activities. Among these is a formal educational program for all radiologists interested in implementing a quality improvement program within their practice, to be hosted by the ACR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)544-549
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Volume3
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

Keywords

  • pay for performance
  • Quality
  • safety
  • Sun Valley Group

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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    Johnson, C. D., Swensen, S. J., Applegate, K. E., Blackmore, C. C., Borgstede, J. P., Cardella, J. F., Dilling, J. A., Dunnick, N. R., Glenn, L. W., Hillman, B. J., Lau, L. S., Lexa, F. J., Weinreb, J. C., & Wilcox, P. (2006). Quality Improvement in Radiology: White Paper Report of the Sun Valley Group Meeting. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 3(7), 544-549. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2006.01.009