The pivot to patient-centric programs will require tools that are available already and others that are on the horizon. People typically imagine a radiologist as a professional sitting in a dark room in semi-isolation, so it may seem odd that radiology is even contemplating joining the patient-centric movement. But patient-centered care has infiltrated the healthcare discussion in many specialties, including radiology.Radiologists are owning their role in patient care and as the leaders in diagnosis across the entire healthcare enterprise. As medical imaging continues to play a central role in the diagnosis, screening and surveillance of disease, its proliferation often puts radiologists at the center of the multidisciplinary team taking care of each patient. The American College of Radiology has even introduced the Commission on Patient- and Family-Centered Care and placed at least one patient on every committee to further emphasize the importance of the patient-centered care movement in radiology.To effectively implement meaningful, patient-centered programs and ultimately integrate a patient-centric mentality into the fabric of everything radiology requires a number of technological tools some that are already available and others that are still on the horizon.

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