Putting patient comfort first: a new perspective on improving imaging outcomes

By Dr. Peter W. Curatolo

As value-based care continues to raise the bar on patient experience standards, radiology departments are tasked with identifying innovative, cost-effective approaches to increase comfort and reduce stress in the imaging suite. Once barely considered among department priorities, patient comfort is increasingly viewed as central to growing an imaging organization’s value, reputation and, most important, ability to deliver longitudinally integrated care for better patient outcomes.