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The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® studies the value and role of radiology in evolving health care delivery and payment systems, including quality based approaches to care and the impact of medical imaging on overall health care costs. Neiman Institute research provides a foundation for evidence-based imaging policy to improve patient care and bolster efficient, effective use of health care resources. Read the 2016 Neiman Institute Annual Report.

Access & Quality

The Impact of Hospital Characteristics on the Availability of Radiology Services at Critical Access Hospitals

Although all critical access hospitals (CAHs) provide basic medical and radiographic imaging services, it remains unclear how CAHs provide additional imaging services given relatively low patient volumes and high resource costs. The aim of this study was to examine whether CAHs with more resources or access to resources through affiliation with larger systems are more likely to offer other imaging services in their communities. Full Article

Khaliq, A.A., Deyo, D., and Duszak Jr, R. 2015. "The Impact of Hospital Characteristics on the Availability of Radiology Services at Critical Access Hospitals," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 12(12): 1351 - 1356.

The U.S. Radiologist Workforce: An Analysis of Temporal and Geographic Variation by Using Large National Datasets

This study determines if recent trends are related to temporal as well as national and statewide geographic variation in the U.S. radiologist and radiology resident workforce. Full Article

Rosenkrantz, A.B., Hughes, D.R., and Duszak Jr., R. 2016. "The U.S. Radiologist Workforce: An Analysis of Temporal and Geographic Variation by Using Large National Datasets," Radiology, 279(1): 175 - 184.

September 2, 2015

The Neiman Almanac: A Valuable Resource for Early-Career Radiologists

The Neiman Almanac’s content serves as a valuable resource for early-career radiologists in navigating the imaging-related health services landscape and promotes an enhanced understanding of key trends relevant to ongoing practice and payment model restructuring in radiology. Read More

Physician Rating Websites: Do Radiologists Have an Online Presence?

This study investigates patient satisfaction and provider transparency with online physician-rating websites, focusing on radiologist representation. Full Article

Gilbert, K., Hawkins, C.M., Hughes, D.R., Patel, K., Gogia, N., Sekhar, A., and Duszak Jr, R.. 2015. "Physician Rating Websites: Do Radiologists Have an Online Presence?," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 12(8): 867 - 871.

April 14, 2015

How Many Radiologists? It Depends on Who You Ask!

As organizations increasingly rely upon data analytics to inform decisions and solve problems, it is important to realize the limitations of data to reveal truth for even the simplest questions – such as the total number of U.S radiologists. Read More

Traditional Text-Only Versus Multimedia-Enhanced Radiology Reporting: Referring Physicians’ Perceptions of Value

This study evaluates referring physicians’ perceptions of multimedia-enhanced radiology reporting (MERR) as an alternative to traditional text-only radiology reporting. MERR supplements text-only reports by embedding user-friendly interactive hyperlinks to key images and graphically plotting target lesion size longitudinally over time. Full Article

Sadigh, G., Hertweck, T., Kao, C., Wood, P., Hughes, D., Henry, T. S., & Duszak, R.. 2015. "Traditional Text-Only Versus Multimedia-Enhanced Radiology Reporting: Referring Physicians’ Perceptions of Value," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 12(5): 519 - 524.

December 10, 2014

Reinventing Radiology Reporting: Adding Value By Leveraging Emerging Technology

Multi-media enhanced radiology reports have the potential to deliver meaningful and actionable information in a powerful way. Read More

November 14, 2014

Radiologists’ Share of Physician Workforce

Radiologists make up a small percentage of all physicians. View Infographic

November 7, 2014

Repeat Medical Imaging: A Classification System for Meaningful Policy Analysis and Research

HPI researchers propose a classification scheme that organizes repeat medical imaging into cohesive, clinically relevant categories for the research and clinical communities. Read More

The Scope and Distribution of Imaging Services at Critical Access Hospitals

The aim of this study is to assess the availability and scope of imaging services at critical access hospitals throughout the United States. Full Article

Khaliq, A., Nsiah, E., Bilal, N. H., Hughes, D. R., & Duszak, R.. 2014. "The Scope and Distribution of Imaging Services at Critical Access Hospitals," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 11(9): 857 - 862.