In today’s ever-changing IR world, knowledge is power. Facts and figures provide critical information that will help define the current direction of departments and plan for the future. It is essential to determine service trends, examine physician and location variances, identify potential revenue opportunities, monitor physician and staff caseloads, and ensure you are meeting service-related teaching requirements. It’s a seemingly overwhelming task, collecting all the data an IR department needs to justify itself as a cost center and prove patients are receiving the highest quality care. Not to mention meeting regulatory and certification requirements that seem to change daily.
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