SOURCE: Radiology Partners

Radiology Partners

November 30, 2015 12:00 ET

Radiology Partners Expands Its Practice to More Than 200 Radiologists

Radiology Associates of Canton Partners With Largest On-Site Radiology Group in the U.S.

EL SEGUNDO, CA--(Marketwired - November 30, 2015) - Radiology Partners, the largest physician-led, on-site radiology group in the United States, today announced that Canton, Ohio-based Radiology Associates of Canton (RAC) has partnered with its growing radiology practice. Radiology Partners' group practice now comprises over 200 radiologists serving more than 140 hospitals, clinics, and imaging centers in seven states.

"We are pleased to welcome the outstanding physicians and support team members of RAC into our practice," said Rich Whitney, Radiology Partners' Chairman and CEO. "We believe radiology has untapped potential to deliver new levels of clinical value for patients and the networks of systems and providers that serve those patients. The physicians at RAC, with their focus on quality, integrated care innovation, and clinical value, will undoubtedly make an important contribution in helping us achieve this vision."

Since 1971, RAC has provided high-quality, cost-effective radiological services to hospitals and the patients they serve. Twenty-two physicians currently provide 24/7 diagnostic and interventional services to clients and sites in Canton, Ohio and surrounding areas. Complementary to the existing work of Radiology Partners, RAC's dedicated staff has invested in care management, integrated care, and quality assurance strategies that can help enhance the value of the specialty within the healthcare system.

Additionally, the newly formed relationship includes RadHelp, LLC as part of its collaboration. Formed in 2013 by RAC, RadHelp is a consulting and patient-centered population management company. RadHelp works with radiology groups and hospitals to manage radiology departments more efficiently. RadHelp is leading the way to significant, measurable, and lasting value in the healthcare delivery model in line with the American College of Radiology Imaging 3.0™ initiative. Together, the groups will work to define and lead radiology's role in population health management.

"Radiology Partners' commitment to quality and established clinical programs provide a platform that will allow RAC to further innovate, measure, and scale in ways we could not do on our own," said Dr. Syed Zaidi, president of Radiology Associates of Canton. "Radiology Associates of Canton is especially interested in clinical management initiatives, including the development of best practices and effective patient management. The result of our partnership will be the ability to deliver even greater clinical value to our patients, referring physicians, and hospital partners."

As the system shifts to value-based healthcare, the practice of radiology has the opportunity to play a pivotal role in improving the cost and quality of the healthcare patients receive. Excellence in radiology interpretation and innovative new services can lead to better diagnosis and treatment as well as appropriate healthcare resource utilization, as radiologists are increasingly providing the first insight in patient management. Leading practices will need to invest significant resources to ensure the best radiology talent, the most innovative clinical programs and technology, and the optimum level of service to referring physicians and clients.

About Radiology Partners

Established in 2012, Radiology Partners is the largest on-site radiology group in the U.S. serving more than 140 hospitals and other healthcare facilities in markets across Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas. We are a physician-led practice whose mission is to transform radiology by innovating across clinical value, service and economics, while elevating the role of radiology and radiologists in healthcare. Using a proven healthcare services model, Radiology Partners provides consistent, high-quality care to patients, while delivering enhanced value to the hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, and referring physicians we serve. Learn more at www.radpartners.com.

About Radiology Associates of Canton

Radiology Associates of Canton is committed to providing compassionate, cost effective, high quality radiological services. Our dedicated staff works as a team to provide high-quality service, by setting the highest standards of group leadership, education, recruitment, medical staff involvement, and quality assurance. Learn more at www.radcanton.com.

About RadHelp, LLC

RadHelp,LLC, was established in 2013 by Radiology Associates of Canton, Inc. The company was formed to provide assistance to radiology groups, private clinics and health care systems with the development of new radiology strategies in the changing health care landscape, particularly in line with the ACR initiative of Imaging 3.0™. These strategies include risk based co-management strategies, radiology population health management, utilization management, and physician and employee engagement services. RadHelp combines clinical innovation, information systems, and business acumen to create an environment transforming volume to value in radiology. Learn more at www.radhelpllc.com.

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