Driving Change: Leadership is for Everyone

The Driving Change: Leadership is for Everyone special collection features Imaging 3.0 case studies that demonstrate how radiologists across the country have applied leadership skills learned from the ACR Radiology Leadership Institute® to become change agents.

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Throughout medical school, residency, and fellowship, radiologists receive extensive clinical training that prepares us to deliver exceptional patient care. What’s missing in radiology education, however, are other essential skills that we also need to deliver imaging services — things like communication, negotiation, financial management, team building, business principles, change management, and more. In a word: leadership.

In the past, many radiologists believed that, unless their goal was to become the chair of their department or an executive in their practice, they didn’t need business and leadership training. Now more than ever, it has become abundantly clear that healthcare isn’t just about medicine. At all levels, it’s about leading change, driving quality improvement, and implementing value-based care.

Simply put, leadership is for everyone.

In the face of today’s unprecedented health, social, and economic challenges, rapidly addressing changing priorities is top of mind for many radiologists. But none of us could have forecasted just how fast those changes would hit.

No matter what challenges you’re facing, now is the time to focus on honing your existing leadership and business skills and learning brand-new ones to help you succeed in today’s profoundly altered healthcare landscape.

The Imaging 3.0 case studies in this collection demonstrate how radiologists across the country have applied leadership skills learned from the ACR Radiology Leadership Institute® to become change agents.

There’s something here for every radiologist who wants to improve their business or leadership skills. By reading these stories of leadership in action, we hope you will better arm yourself with new abilities and fresh perspectives to master the challenges ahead.

Howard B. Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACRHoward B. Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR
Chair, ACR Board of Chancellors



Case Studies in this Issue


Changing for the Better

Radiology leaders use change management strategies from the ACR Radiology Leadership Institute to adopt previously resisted technology.
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Catalyst for Growth

A radiologist uses skills learned through the ACR Radiology Leadership Institute to drive measurable results and implement new service lines.
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Shaping Your Story

A radiologist in Massachusetts strives to rebrand radiology and winds up simultaneously building her own personal brand.
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Behind the Curtain

Ohio radiologists collaborate with a patient advocate to implement a direct results delivery program that decreases patient anxiety and gives radiology a face.
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Dedicated to Pediatric Care

An interventional radiologist leads the creation of a dedicated pediatric IR department at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital.
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