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March 11, 2013 — HealthHelp announced it will launch in select markets in May its MedTree QDS, a transparent clinical decision support (CDS) system that allows providers to self-govern the...

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has released a list of five interventions whose appropriateness physicians and patients should discuss as part of Choosing Wisely, an initiative of...

Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston conducted a pilot study of a Web-enabled computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system (another Stage 2 requirement) with embedded imaging decision...

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The March 2013 issue of The Atlantic, out this week, includes the article “The Robot Will See You Now,” which looks at how IBM's Watson — the same machine that...

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has joined the ABIM Foundation and 37 other specialty societies as part of Choosing Wisely, an effort to reduce inappropriate tests and procedures to...

In response to the astounding percentage of inappropriate and non-compliant ICD, CRT-P and CRT-D device implantations each year, Think Tank Medical has developed and released its CMS ICD...

Few issues are more important to the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) than translating the best available scientific evidence into clinical practice...

January 25, 2013 — Mobile drug reference app provider Epocrates recently conducted its annual survey of cardiologists to uncover the biggest trends and challenges facing them today. The survey...

Peri-natal systems real-time clinical decision support company PeriGen Inc. announced the results of an independent validation study on fetal ECG strip interpretation favorably comparing PeriGen...

September 14, 2012 — Coronary revascularization appropriate use criteria (AUC) are now just a click away with the new SCAI Quality Improvement Toolkit (SCAI-QIT) AUC and Guidelines App, launched...

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There are some key requirements specifically aimed at imaging and radiology included in the Stage 2 meaningful use requirements released Aug. 23 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS...

July 30, 2012 — Emerge Clinical Solutions, a creator of clinical decision support software, announced nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) appropriateness update 3.1 that allows for...

March 13, 2012 — A new study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) researchers found significant variation in the use of head computed tomography (CT) exams among doctors within the emergency...

March 5, 2012 — Emerge Clinical Solutions announced its strategic relationship with MedAxiom, a comprehensive subscription-based service provider and information resource exclusively for...

April 6, 2011 – At the American College of Cardiology’s 60th Annual Scientific Session, Siemens Healthcare demonstrated solution for sustainable cardiovascular care.

March 22, 2011 - Further enhancing its cardiovascular reporting capabilities, Fujifilm Medical Systems Inc. added its Intelligent Structured Reporting (ISR) technology, an advanced software...

November 8, 2010 – The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) issued a joint report outlining new performance measures in cardiac care. The full report will be...

October 28, 2010 – A new medical appropriateness decision support solution will be on display at RSNA 2010. OrderRight 2.0, by MedCurrent, gives primary care and specialty physicians the...

August 11, 2010 – More than 50 percent of cardiologists in a recent survey gave the health reform bill unsatisfactory marks, grading it as a D or an F. Only 1 percent of cardiologists graded it as...

July 26, 2010 – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is soliciting proposals for participation in the Medicare Imaging Demonstration (MID).