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).

Societies Detail Treatment for Patients With Ventricular Arrhythmias
News | EP Lab | October 30, 2017

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

Appropriate Use Criteria Published for Valvular Heart Disease Imaging Tests
News | Clinical Decision Support | October 16, 2017

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

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Add Topics, Increase Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Scenarios
News | Clinical Decision Support | October 11, 2017

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

CareSelect Declared Fully Qualified Clinical Decision Support Mechanism by CMS
News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017 — National Decision Support Company announced the full qualification of its CareSelect Platform as a...

CMS Proposes Delaying Clinical Decision Support Documentation to 2019
News | Clinical Decision Support | July 14, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

July 14, 2017 — In a series of proposed rule changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) released July 13...

Videos | Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017

Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals...

Partners HealthCare and GE Healthcare Launch 10-year Collaboration on Artificial Intelligence
News | Artificial Intelligence | May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017 — Partners HealthCare and GE Healthcare announced a 10-year collaboration to rapidly develop, validate...

Siemens Healthineers Supports Population Health Management With Planned Acquisition of Medicalis
News | Clinical Decision Support | April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017 — Siemens Healthineers plans to expand its...

Physicians will need to use a CMS-certified appropriate use criteria (AUC) clinical decision support software that documents the appropriateness of an imaging order to receive full reimbursement for Medicare patients starting Jan. 1, 2018.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | April 18, 2017 | Dave Fornell

As part of U.S. healthcare reform efforts, starting Jan. 1, 2018, physicians will be required to document they are...

ACR Appropriateness Criteria, update, new topics, medical imaging, AUC, American College of Radiology
News | Clinical Decision Support | April 03, 2017

April 3, 2017 — The newest release of...

ECRI Institute, top 10 patient safety concerns, 2017 report, information technology, healthcare
News | Information Technology | March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 — Safe implementation of...

iFR, iFR vs. FFR, ACC late breaking trial, iFR-SWEDEHEART, DEFINE-FLAIR, Justin E. Davies,

Matthias Götberg, principal investigator for the iFR-SWEDEHEART study, and Justin E. Davies, lead investigator for the DEFINE-FLAIR trial, share key points of their study with DAIC editor Dave Fornell at ACC.17. The trials showed iFR is equal in outcomes to FFR in assessing coronary lesions. 

Feature | FFR Technologies | March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017 — For patients experiencing angina (chest pain) or a heart attack, instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR...

AI, deep learning, artificial intelligence, medical imaging, cardiology, echo AI, clinical decision support, echocardiography

An example of artificial intelligence from the start-up company Viz. The image shows how the AI software automatically reviews an echocardiogram, completes an automated left ventricular ejection fraction quantification and then presents the data side by side with the original cardiology report. The goal of the software is to augment clinicians and cardiologists by helping them speed workflow, act as a second set of eyes and aid clinical decision support.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | March 10, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Artificial intelligence (AI) has captured the imagination and attention of doctors over the past couple years as...

Videos | Heart Failure | February 27, 2017

Ursula Wright, MSN/MBA, FNP-BC, from Mercy Health System, explains how the nation's fifth largest Catholic health...

Mercy, HIMSS 2017, Enterprise Davies Award, health information technology
News | Information Technology | February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 — Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic healthcare system in the nation, was named a 2016 Healthcare...

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