Telerad Direct provides a vetting process we believe assists in matching the right teleradiology company that best fits your needs. Our goal is to identify the company or companies that ensure a long-term mutually beneficial relationship.
Below are key areas we vet with every teleradiology company
While the current state of any teleradiology company has variance, we believe the leadership of the teleradiology company is critical. Telerad Direct rates all teleradiology companies on the basis of reputation from feedback received from interviews with former customers, current customers, former staff/radiologists, current staff/radiologists, competition, etc.
While we are aware the best run teleradiology companies can receive criticism, we believe the overwhelming feedback on a well-run teleradiology company will remain mostly positive.
We utilize resources that assist in evaluating the financial status of every teleradiology company we recommend. While most teleradiology companies are privately held, we believe our resources provide due diligence in identifying those companies where an apparent risk exists.
Each teleradiology company has strengths and limitations. It is the goal of Telerad Direct to identify those strengths and limitations to ensure the ideal “fit’ that will translate into a long-term mutually beneficial relationship with our customers.
Size & Location
Telerad Direct believes that teleradiology companies fit best with customers of similar relative size. Smaller teleradiology companies are more flexible and work better with smaller customer and larger teleradiology companies have the resources to better fulfill the needs of larger customers.
Additionally, state licensing can be lengthy process. We provide assurance that the teleradiology company is already practicing within the state/states that mirrors those of the customer.
While no teleradiology company has radiologists just sitting idle, they do have radiologists working at or near capacity. The long-term retention of radiologists is evaluated.
The ability to increase capacity through successful hiring practices is also evaluated with each teleradiology company. This is a critical piece of the vetting process as it has implications on the number of radiologists needed to credential at each customer facility.
We have seen ethics compromised with many teleradiology companies that do not have Radiologist ownership and leadership. It is for this reason that we only work with teleradiology companies with at least 50% Radiologist ownership and leadership.