Background: Efficient management of Radiologic Operative Units (ROU) because population health needs increase while healthcare systems provide less resources expendable in technologies and employee. Purpose: Create a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) defined Radiologic Team Performance Index (RTPI) able to compare the activity and efficiency of ROU operating under different environments and with different resources. Methodology/Approach: A survey was conducted in Sicilian Public Healthcare System on behalf of Sicilian Group of Italian Society of Medical Radiology (SIRM) for a total of 63 investigated ROU. Obtained informations concern workforce, emergency care organization, technologies available and radiologic examination volumes. Results: Investigated ROU demonstrated that, according to best practices, while professionals were correctly performing their institutional due activity, available technologies were generally used for less of 50% of thier operative capacity, pointing to a big issue due to the mismatch between machines and professionals using them. Lastly RTPI was calculated with a mean result, per district, of at least nine points. Conclusion: The RTPI demonstrates its usefulness in ROU activity evaluation facilitating facilitate comparisons between them. Practice Implications: Regional Healthcare decision-makers should take into account obtained information during territorial radiology network planning and resources allocation.

Romeo P., Lo Re G., Cester R., Picone D., Di Mauro D.M., Privitera G., et al. (2018). Radiologic team performance index: A new paradigm in KPI evaluating radiology examination volumes department performance: Results of Sicilian regional healthcare system survey. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT, 1-11 [10.1080/20479700.2018.1472841].

Radiologic team performance index: A new paradigm in KPI evaluating radiology examination volumes department performance: Results of Sicilian regional healthcare system survey

Romeo P.;Lo Re G.;Picone D.
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Salerno S.;Lagalla R.;Midiri M.
2018-01-01

Abstract

Background: Efficient management of Radiologic Operative Units (ROU) because population health needs increase while healthcare systems provide less resources expendable in technologies and employee. Purpose: Create a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) defined Radiologic Team Performance Index (RTPI) able to compare the activity and efficiency of ROU operating under different environments and with different resources. Methodology/Approach: A survey was conducted in Sicilian Public Healthcare System on behalf of Sicilian Group of Italian Society of Medical Radiology (SIRM) for a total of 63 investigated ROU. Obtained informations concern workforce, emergency care organization, technologies available and radiologic examination volumes. Results: Investigated ROU demonstrated that, according to best practices, while professionals were correctly performing their institutional due activity, available technologies were generally used for less of 50% of thier operative capacity, pointing to a big issue due to the mismatch between machines and professionals using them. Lastly RTPI was calculated with a mean result, per district, of at least nine points. Conclusion: The RTPI demonstrates its usefulness in ROU activity evaluation facilitating facilitate comparisons between them. Practice Implications: Regional Healthcare decision-makers should take into account obtained information during territorial radiology network planning and resources allocation.
Romeo P., Lo Re G., Cester R., Picone D., Di Mauro D.M., Privitera G., et al. (2018). Radiologic team performance index: A new paradigm in KPI evaluating radiology examination volumes department performance: Results of Sicilian regional healthcare system survey. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT, 1-11 [10.1080/20479700.2018.1472841].
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