Clinical Decision Support

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for clinical decision support, CDS, used for diagnostic aids, workflow enhancement, and to select appropriate use criteria (AUC).

  • On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has been designated a qualified provider-led entity (qPLE). This allows Johns Hopkins to develop criteria that meet the requirements of the federal Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014 when ordering diagnostic imaging tests such as computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and nuclear imaging in the emergency department and ambulatory settings.

  • A new set of appropriate use criteria (AUC) released Dec. 17 by a group of cardiovascular professional societies provide guidelines for peripheral artery interventions. The purpose of the AUC is to provide guidance to clinicians who may refer patients for revascularization treatments and to interventionalists and surgeons themselves. With the field of peripheral artery disease constantly evolving, it is imperative to offer tools and resources that physicians can utilize to provide the best care for their patients.

  • February 14, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced marketing clearance for Viz.AI’s Contact application, the first artificial intelligence (AI)-based clinical decision support ...

  • The American College of Cardiology, along with the American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society, published new guidelines for the treatment of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death.

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July 18, 2019 — On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins ...

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News | Heart Valve Technology

March 14, 2019 — Beginning in mid-2019, hospitals performing transcatheter valve repair and replacement will be able to ...

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News | Mobile Devices

March 8, 2019 — Healthcare technology, specifically healthcare applications (apps) for smartphone devices, is a rapidly ...

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February 11, 2019 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with nine other cardiology professional societies ...

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News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

December 19, 2018 — A new set of appropriate use criteria (AUC) released Dec. 17 by a group of cardiovascular ...

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An example of artificial intelligence-aided clinical decision support software for a heart failure patient from the vendor HealthReveal. The AI pulled in relevant patient data from the electronic medical record and offers recommendations for care based on current American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines. It also offers the citations for where to find the guidelines and prescribing information for the recommended drug. Machine learning for cardiology.
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The consistent provision of guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) — care delivered according to established ...

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October 23, 2018 — Health informatics company Impathiq announced its Heart Pathway point-of-care clinical decision ...

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Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound

September 19, 2018 — DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd. (DiA), a provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered ultrasound ...

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April 30, 2018 — Point of Care Decision Support (PCDS) announced the release of a new version 2.0 of their ...

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February 14, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced marketing clearance for Viz.AI’s Contact ...

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National Clinical Decision Support Company (NDSC) has an exclusive deal with the American College of Radiology (ACR) to provide medical imaging appropriate use criteria (AUC).
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January 18, 2018 — Change Healthcare announced the acquisition of National Decision Support Company (NDSC), a leader in ...

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October 30, 2017 — The American College of Cardiology, along with the American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm ...

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October 16, 2017 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with several partnering societies, recently released ...

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October 11, 2017 — Radiologists can enhance the quality and effectiveness of care with the newest release of the ACR ...

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