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).

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 System...
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 and...
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 Population Health Management (PHM) portfolio with the...

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 American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria covers 230 topics...
ECRI Institute, top 10 patient safety concerns, 2017 report, information technology, healthcare
News | Information Technology | March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017 — Safe implementation of new technologies and therapies accompany classic patient safety challenges on...
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)...
An example of artificial intelligence from the start-up company Viz.AI 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. 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.AI 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...
deep learning, medical imaging, Signify Research market report, 2021
News | Artificial Intelligence | February 15, 2017
February 15, 2017 — Deep learning, also known as artificial intelligence, will increasingly be used in the...
3-D echocardiography, ASE/EACVI guidelines, congenital heart disease, CHD, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, JASE
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 20, 2017
January 20, 2017 — A new document from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) and the American...
Apollo Enterprise Imaging, DiACardio, Enterprise Patient Multimedia Manager, EPMM, LVivo Toolbox
Technology | Clinical Decision Support | January 19, 2017
January 19, 2017 — Apollo Enterprise Imaging Corp. announced it has entered into an agreement with DiACardio Ltd to...