WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Candescent Health announced the expansion of its contract with Sheridan Healthcare, Inc. to improve clinical consistency, increase physician efficiencies, and drive greater healthcare value for its hospital partners and patients. Sheridan will expand Candescent Health's service to its practice in South Florida and create a network of more than 150 radiologists covering over 2 million radiology studies.
Interpreting 4.5 million studies in total each year, Sheridan Healthcare is the largest hospital-based radiology practice in the United States. "When we say we provide high-performance, standards-based imaging innovations, we mean it," said Maria Rodriguez, M.D., Senior Vice President of Radiology Services at Sheridan Healthcare. "We've seen first-hand how Candescent's RadPerform solution can help radiologists deliver better, more efficient patient care and we're excited about integrating this solution across more of our practices."
Sheridan Healthcare has leveraged Candescent's software-enabled service, RadPerform, to optimize and continuously improve operations within its subsidiary Radisphere. Those practices now have seen a substantial reduction in error rates (29% below published benchmarks) and significant improvements in productivity (20% above industry standards). Radisphere's basic service metrics including turnaround time, call coverage, and subspecialty coverage are also above standard, with 95% turnaround times met and 99% of critical results delivered in less than 60 minutes. Sheridan will now expand Candescent's services to its South Florida practice interpreting a combined 800,000 studies annually.
Added Dr. Chad Kelman, Chief Medical Director of the Southern Florida practice, "As radiologists, we continue to explore innovative technologies. As we enter this new healthcare era, it is imperative to demonstrate transparency in our profession and understand what operational modifications are required to enable improved quality to our patient population while concurrently increasing workflow efficiencies and maintaining highest-level radiologist satisfaction. By aligning with Candescent Health, we plan on achieving this strategic goal."
Launched last October, Candescent Health announced a multi-year partnership with another top U.S. radiology practice and medical innovator Cleveland Clinic the same month. "Radiology now has an unparalleled opportunity to leverage technology and services in a way that truly delivers greater healthcare value. We're proud to be partnering with transformative practices like Sheridan Healthcare and Cleveland Clinic and we're confident their investments will help their organizations face today's industry challenges," said Scott Seidelmann, CEO of Candescent Health.
About Candescent Health
Candescent Health's mission is to make healthcare dramatically more efficient and effective by enabling and empowering the providers who are transforming healthcare, starting with radiology. Based on a decade of operating one of the nation's largest multi-practice radiology groups, Candescent Health has reengineered clinical and workflow processes to fundamentally transform the radiology care delivery model and enable radiologists to improve quality, increase productivity and lower costs. Headquartered in the Boston area and with a major operations center in Cleveland, Candescent Health is backed by leading venture capital firms. For more information, visit WWW.CANDESCENTHEALTH.COM or follow us on Twitter.
Brittany Boyer for Candescent Health
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