Practice development and operations are charged with generating programs, processes, guidelines and policies that enhance clinical excellence and growth for interventional radiologists in their practice of choice. We strive towards developing and maintaining an open dialogue between hospital systems/ health systems and SIR.
Empowering your practice
SIR promotes excellence in patient care while enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of your chosen practice model. We strive to produce resources enabling those who deliver care to make changes to facilitate better clinical outcomes and improve the quality and safety of care. Our increased effectiveness in patient-centered care materials helps you continue to build your practice based on patients' needs. We continually seek to build strategies to improve health care delivery and adaptive development of the next generation of interventional radiologists.
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Introducing SIR Business Institute
The SIR Business Institute presents a “masterclass” in various business-related fields for all IRs. The one-day entrepreneurial symposia is designed to assist IRs at any stage in their career who are looking to enhance their approach to the business of IR. For members interested in owning private practices or operating an OBL, the SIR Business Institute offers as unique approach to business development.
SIR presents at RBMA PaRADigm 2022
Great opening of VIRTEX Registry and IR Business Center
Data-Driven Results in the IR Practice through SIR’s VIRTEX Registry, speakers: Stephanie L. Dybul, MBA, RT, FSIR, and Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR. Attendees gained in-depth knowledge about the Society of Interventional Radiology’s new IR quality registry, VIRTEX. The key takeaways for immediate application from the workshop included:
Game Changer Session: IR payer policies and denial management- A 45-minute interactive session about common denial issues in IR, reviewed the resources that SIR has developed to help practices with denial management, as well as address payer policy issues in IR. This session was an opportunity to connect with SIR leaders and share common denial and reimbursement issues from IR practice. In this session participants had the opportunity to learn some valuable tools and resources to make the denial management process easier.
SIR was pleased to announce IR Business Center at RMBA PaRADigm 2022, that offered visual interactive experiences and product demos showcasing the VIRTEX, IR Business Center, and coding products (April 24 – April 27). SIR closed showcasing with amazing results.
What is practice development?
The term practice development covers a wide range of activities, including the introduction of changes in practice, the support and development of practitioners, setting standards and quality improvement. It is often used loosely and interchangeably with other terms, such as the implementation of research evidence. Practice development has the following key characteristics:
Practice development can contribute to solving the problems associated with the modernization agenda. Practice development is important because it does not rely on simplistic, top-down change strategies and is not seen as a separate bolt-on activity to everyday practice, but as integral to it.
The IR Business Center is an online marketplace that connects stakeholders to buy and sell services/products. This marketplace is a "multi-vendor space" that offers real convenience to consumers, providing users access to SIR resources and relevant suppliers’ inventory electronically. Interventional radiologists and their practice managers can access different vendors and their services/products
Meet our team
Wafa Khan, MFA, MHA
Manager, Practice Development and Operations
Nazia Kazim, BS
Associate, Practice Development and Operations