Practice development

Practice development

SIR 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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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 Business Institute sessions are recorded and made available on SIR Learning Center.

View SIR Business Institute 2022 satisfaction survey here.


Roadmap to a new IR practice Monday, June 13, 2022 at 1:00pm – 2:30pm Location:Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

This session provided the attendees with the information and skills needed to expand or change their IR practice with new locations, new procedures, and new operating models. This is applicable to physicians in all types of practice, including academic/teaching and community practices.


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:

  • Designing metrics to use SIR standardized reports and the VIRTEX registry.
  • Tracking quality metrics and how to use the VIRTEX report dashboards.
  • Demonstrating value using the VIRTEX registry

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:

  • Focuses on the improvement of patient care
  • Incorporates a range of approaches
  • Occur in real practice settings
  • Underpinned by the development and active engagement of practitioners
  • Collaborative and interprofessional
  • Evolutionary
  • Transferable rather than generalizable

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. 


Education and resources

SIR practice development webinars are quarterly series for IRs, providing relevant educational opportunities on IR-pertinent topics (both medical and professional). During the webinar, you will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists and chat with other members in the audience. For audience’s convenience SIR practice development webinars are from 8 pm to 9 pm (ET).

These webinars are available to SIR Membership free of charge and CME will be available for participants of the live event.   

Course access: After registering, you will receive webinar link to access the webinar. Following the webinar attendees can claim CME in the SIR Learning Center.

Future webinars

  • June 2023
  • September 2023
  • December 2023


Practice Development Committee's past webinars

December 2022

September 2022

March 2022


Accreditation and CME

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Interventional Radiology designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Meet our team

Wafa Khan, MFA, MHA 

Manager, Practice Development and Operations


Nazia Kazim, BS

Associate, Practice Development and Operations







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