Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 19, 2014
Radiology Associates of South Florida (RASF), one of the largest radiology related medical groups in the country, announced today that the group has been featured in a case study demonstrating the benefit of strategic planning as a critical part of delivering more efficient radiology care in the currently evolving healthcare environment.
Ricardo C. Cury, MD, President and CEO of Radiology Associates of South Florida (RASF) and the Director of Cardiac Imaging for Baptist Hospital of Miami and the Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute, is a leader in the implementation of strategic planning for radiology services and has demonstrated the benefit of incorporating this mind-set as part of the operational focus of the largest radiology services group in South Florida.
Case Study: The Metamorphosis of a Practice, a publication of the American College of Radiology, showcases RASF and illustrates how strategic planning in radiology includes prioritizing goals, examining internal and external issues, evaluating the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats related to your practice (SWOT), and using that focus to achieve dramatic positive changes in healthcare value and cost. Implementing SWOT is geared toward long-term goals and patient driven improvements. This commitment to excellence covers all aspects of the practice.
Dr. Cury outlines how he has used methods of strategic planning successfully at RASF and he guides other practices to implement their own future strategic plans. “The focus in the past has been on productivity and efficiency” says Dr. Cury. “While part of that will remain, radiologists must focus on the quality of care and service level they are providing to patients and referring physicians In addition, we need to answer how we are adding value to our hospital partner relationship and what activities we are implementing to accomplish those objectives.“
ABOUT RADIOLOGY ASSOCIATES OF SOUTH FLORIDA- Radiology Associates of South Florida is a multi-specialty group of over 70 physicians, covering the fields of diagnostic radiology, Interventional radiology and vascular surgery. RASF is in the top 20 largest radiology practices in the United States and one of the largest multi-specialty groups in Florida. RASF provides services to seven hospitals that are part of Baptist Health South Florida which is the largest non-profit healthcare provider in Miami-Dade County. For more information, visit http://www.rasf.net
ABOUT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY – The 36,000 members of the American College of Radiology include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and allied health professionals. For over three quarters of a century, the ACR has devoted its resources to making imaging safe, effective and accessible to those who need it.