Radisphere was founded in 2001 by two pioneer radiologists, Frank Seidelmann, D.O. and Peter Franklin, M.D., who believed there was a better way to deliver radiology to hospitals and health systems. They realized the need to improve the level of service provided by radiology to healthcare providers so they could better serve patients.
Radisphere began as a virtual subspecialty radiologist practice focused on increasing quality and efficiency through a standards-based delivery model. The vision of its founders was to provide referring physicians with the best, most specialized diagnoses in timely and accurate final reports. Their solution was a traditional radiology group with higher standards — one that supported hospital medical staffs with 24x7x365 access to highly respected subspecialty radiologists and one that took accountability for the quality of its own work.
In 2007, the organization extended its service offering to include exclusive hospital contracts and leveraged its national network to support locally placed teams of radiologists working onsite at its hospital clients. Radisphere became a pioneer for national radiology groups that leverage scale and technology to provide comprehensive around-the-clock radiology coverage through a combination of hospital-based radiologists and remote subspecialists.
In 2012, Radisphere began to partner with health systems to help them leverage their own scale and standardize their delivery of radiology. The company packaged its industry leading cloud-based workflow management platform, care management services, and subspecialty network into a radiology enterprise management solution offering for health systems. Radisphere’s solution connects the hospitals and radiology groups across a system on one technology platform and centralizes the management of services. Health systems can therefore leverage their own internal scale to deliver complete subspecialty across their hospitals, and they have the option to use our teleradiology network to fill in gaps in coverage as needed.
So what began as one radiology group’s unique delivery model has now evolved into an enterprise management solution that is helping health systems enable the delivery of standards-based radiology across their entire enterprise. Today, Radisphere continues to partner with health systems to establish measurable quality standards and accountability for diagnostic accuracy, appropriate utilization, service level excellence and patient care. As a result, health systems are able to reduce clinical variation across their hospitals and deliver higher quality and lower cost care.