CDS ResourcesResearch and Demonstrations

The American Journal of Managed Care discusses the effects of electronic decision support. Click HERE to read their findings.

The body of evidence supporting the value of clinical decision support tools in guiding the appropriate ordering of imaging services continues to grow.

Click HERE to read a July 2013 article published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology documenting the success of “FOCUS”, a Web-based community and quality improvement instrument to assist in improving practice patterns based on appropriate use criteria.

The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) is an independent, nonprofit health care improvement organization that is a collaboration of medical groups, hospitals, nonprofit health plans, employers, and consumers to bring innovation and urgency to improve health, the patient experience and quality, and affordability of care (the Triple Aim). Click HERE to access their White Paper documenting the results of a statewide initiative in Minnesota to deploy clinical decision support for the ordering of advanced imaging services.

Click HERE for background information and results related to the use of clinical decision support to guide advanced imaging ordering published by Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Radiology Business’ Michael Walter discusses how Minnesota physicians are introduced to new CDS systems. Click HERE to read the full article.

Radiology Business gives a broad overview of some major advances with clinical decision support. Click HERE to read the full article.

AHRA published an article discussing the legislative intricacies of CDS. Click HERE to read.

Radiological Society of North America analyzes the effect of computerized order entry and decision on magnetic resonance imaging, the growth rate of outpatient CT, and other areas. Click HERE to read their findings.

The American College of Cardiology illustrate their findings on an initiative to improve the utilization of cardiac imaging. Click HERE to learn more.

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise’s (IHE) "Clinical Decision Support Order Appropriateness Tracking" profile was formally published for trial implementation earlier this year. This profile is designed to provide all system vendors with a consistent roadmap to ensure that stakeholders are in compliance with Medicare's 2017 mandate that all imaging claims include the CDS outcome and other information on the claim in order to get reimbursed. It’s a useful resource that provides guidance on the implementation processes, which support the automation of the capture, sharing, transmission, and claims filing of the required CDS information. Click HERE to read the full profile.

The Radiology Business Management Association gives a presentation on CDS and its standardized process for 2017 deadlines. Click HERE to view their presentation.

The Radiology Business Management Association gives a broad overview of CDS implementation. Click HERE to read their report.