ACR 2017 The Crossroads of Radiology

ACR2017VM37 - Partnering With Your Health System to Select and Implement Clinical Decision Support for Imaging

May 23, 2017 1:30pm ‐ May 23, 2017 3:00pm


The purpose of this session is to help radiologists who are employed by, contracted with, or otherwise affiliated with systems planning to implement clinical decision support (CDS) in the near future and ensure that they are able to understand and contribute to the process wherever possible. It includes an in-depth discussion of the legislation, evidence for and against the efficacy of imaging CDS, considerations for selecting a CDS vendor, tips for configuring CDS in a fashion consistent with departmental goals, and pointers for implementation and change management. Recent legislation mandates the documentation of appropriateness criteria consultation when ordering advanced imaging for medicare patients to remain eligible for reimbursement. Implementation of imaging CDS is a solution adopted by many systems to automate compliance with the new requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain what clinical decision support is and how it can be used to help reduce inappropriate utilization.
  2. Describe an insightful and effective high-level project plan for deploying CDS within their health system(s).
  3. Identify referring providers from other specialties in order to facilitate CDS deployment.



  • Daniel Durand, MD - Consultant - NDSC

  • Sarah Reimer, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Brent Savoie, MD - Consultant - Evolent Health

  • Bruce Berlanstein, MBA, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

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