Commission on Patient- and Family-Centered Care

The Commission on Patient- and Family-Centered Care (CPFCC) works to ensure high-quality radiologic care is provided in a manner that incorporates the needs, wants and values of our patients and communities and leads to improved health care satisfaction. The CPFCC works collaboratively within the College, particularly with the Informatics, Economics, and Quality and Safety Commissions, and outside the organization with patient-centered care organizations and professional medical societies for system-wide patient-centered outcomes. The Commission promotes constructive relationships between radiologists, their patients, families and communities to support radiology participation in emerging alternative payment models.

Commission Goals

The Commission will produce resources to help radiology professionals provide and document patient- and family-centered care, including:

  • Recommendations and tools to help radiology practices engage with patients and families as health care partners and to forge closer relationships with communities
  • Resources to facilitate the use of technology to improve communications, education and flow of information to all stakeholders, including patients and clinical partners
  • Information regarding how best to measure quality and patient outcomes in radiology
  • Tools, metrics and policies created with other ACR commissions that help radiology practices incorporate patient- and family-centered care principles and meet Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and alternative payment model requirements

Leadership & Staff

Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH, FACR


Margaret Samples


Tiffany Gowen



Sabiha Raoof, MD, FACR David Scott Sarkany, MD, FACR


Economics Committee

Education Committee

- ACR Creative Expressions Taskforce

Outreach Committee

Patient Engagement Committee

Population Health Management Committee

- Lung Cancer Screening Steering Committee

Quality Experience Committee

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