Although I'm now employed full time as the Chief Medical Officer of Merge, for most of my 38 years in healthcare, I worked full time as a radiologist, performing diagnostic and interventional procedures. Throughout my career as a physician, I also developed and helped run imaging centers, and participated in the management of a hospital radiology department. So, while today, I spend much of my time thinking about how as a vendor-partner I can help our healthcare customers succeed, for much of my career, I had a different perspective and goal—making sure my vendors were supporting and enabling my practice's success. What follows are tips to help guide these important partnerships.
When it comes to medical imaging, one of the most important investments any medical group, imaging center, hospital, or integrated delivery network can make is in physician leadership.