July 07, 2015

New ACR Commission on Patient Experience to Advance Patient Centered Radiology

Next Phase of Imaging 3.0™

The new American College of Radiology (ACR®) Commission on Patient Experience will produce resources to help radiology professionals provide and document patient and family-centered care. Chaired by James V. Rawson, MD, FACR, of Augusta, GA, the commission will also enhance relationships with patient advocacy groups to ensure that patients have a voice in future radiologic care.

“This commission will provide tools necessary to advance and promote high-value, patient and family-centered radiologic care. Our work will help enhance radiologists’ understanding of, and participation in, new practice and payment models that promote patient-centered care,” said James V. Rawson, MD, FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Commission on Patient Experience.

Specifically, the new ACR Commission on Patient Experience will:

  • Develop recommendations on how radiology practices can enhance the experiences of patients and their families
  • Provide information regarding how best to measure radiology patient outcomes
  • Work with other ACR commissions to develop tools, metrics and policy that help members meet Merit-based Incentives Payment System and alternative payment model requirements
  • Work closely with the RSNA Radiology Cares™ Campaign

“As part of the next phase of Imaging 3.0, this new commission is vital to advancing radiologic care and our profession. The ACR looks forward to Dr. Rawson’s leadership in carrying out this very important role,” said Bibb Allen, MD, FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors.