Comprehensive Health Care Economics Curriculum and Training in Radiology Residency

Mark Keiper, Timothy Donovan, Matthew DeVries

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Abstract

Purpose: To investigate the ability to successfully develop and institute a comprehensive health care economics skills curriculum in radiology residency training utilizing didactic lectures, case scenario exercises, and residency miniretreats. Methods: A comprehensive health care economics skills curriculum was developed to significantly expand upon the basic ACGME radiology residency milestone System-Based Practice, SBP2: Health Care Economics requirements and include additional education in business and contract negotiation, radiology sales and marketing, and governmental and private payers’ influence in the practice of radiology. Results: A health care economics curriculum for radiology residents incorporating three phases of education was developed and implemented. Phase 1 of the curriculum constituted basic education through didactic lectures covering System-Based Practice, SBP2: Health Care Economics requirements. Phase 2 constituted further, more advanced didactic lectures on radiology sales and marketing techniques as well as government and private insurers’ role in the business of radiology. Phase 3 applied knowledge attained from the initial two phases to real-life case scenario exercises and radiology department business miniretreats with the remainder of the radiology department. Conclusion: A health care economics skills curriculum in radiology residency is attainable and essential in the education of future radiology residents in the ever-changing climate of health care economics. Institution of more comprehensive programs will likely maximize the long-term success of radiology as a specialty by identifying and educating future leaders in the field of radiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)900-904
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2018

Keywords

  • ACGME
  • Radiology residency curriculum
  • health care economics
  • leadership development
  • noninterpretive skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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