Switching Your Teleradiology Provider: What to Expect
If you’re thinking of switching your teleradiology provider, the process may not be as daunting as you think it will be. In fact, it can be easy for you and your staff.
A teleradiology implementation typically consists of three parts:
1. Technology: Your new teleradiology provider should only require basic information from you, and should need little help from your team when it comes to the setup. A server and VPN should be provided to you free of charge. Each hospital is different, but above all, your teleradiology company’s IT team should be there for you every step of the way.
2. Credentialing: If your new teleradiology provider is a Credentials Verification Organization (CVO) through the Joint Commission, the process should be quick and easy. When your credentialing department accepts the teleradiology provider’s compliance statement, this eliminates the need for your medical staff to do their own credentialing, which saves hundreds of hours of work.
3. Radiology: The hospital’s radiology director, or another knowledgeable staff member, can provide the information needed to set everything up. Training the staff should be done in an interactive session to allow for live questions and answers and an opportunity to get to know the new teleradiology provider’s team.
The implementation process should not require an extensive amount of work for you, or your employees. Your new teleradiology provider should be able to supply you with all the information you need and take the lead in the implementation process, so you can focus on your other responsibilities.
Your teleradiology provider should make the switch as easy as possible for you. StatRad has helped dozens of clients that have decided to make the change to another teleradiology provider. Learn more about switching teleradiology providers.