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).

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Blog | Clinical Decision Support | October 23, 2015
The idea behind clinical decision support (CDS) is simple — ensure that tests or procedures ordered by referring...
Clinical Decision Support or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Evidence-based Medicine

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Blog | Clinical Decision Support | October 16, 2015
“Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: One .45 caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days’...
chest CT scans, blunt trauma ER cases, clinical criteria, UCSF study
Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 14, 2015
October 14, 2015 — Computed...
CDS
Blog | Clinical Decision Support | October 07, 2015
Thinking horses not zebras frames the problem. Details coming from diagnostic tests give physicians the ammunition to “...
American College of Radiology, ACR, Transforming Clinical Pratice Initiative
News | Clinical Decision Support | October 05, 2015
October 5, 2015 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) is one of 39 healthcare collaborative networks selected to...
CMAJ, new rule, young children, head trauma, CT, computed tomography, skull radiography
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015 — A new decision rule will help emergency department physicians...
DataSpeaks, SRI International, license, SIMA, clinical decision support
News | Clinical Decision Support | September 09, 2015
September 9, 2015 — SRI International and DataSpeaks Inc. announced that SRI has licensed the Science of Individuality...
Technology | PACS | August 28, 2015
HealthMyne, an imaging informatics company, today announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
IBM, purchase, Merge Healthcare, $1 billion, Watson
News | PACS | August 06, 2015
August 6, 2015 — IBM announced that its Watson Health Cloud will gain the ability to “see” following the planned...
ACR, CMS, recommendations, CDS, AUC, appropriate use criteria, clinical decision
News | Radiology Imaging | July 13, 2015
July 13, 2015 - The American College of Radiology (ACR) applauds the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS...
echocardiography, ASE, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, HCM, interpretation, Narula
News | June 15, 2015
June 15, 2015 - A research team from New York has announced advances in automated...
CDS, clinical decision support, Rand Corp., study, appropriateness
Feature | June 04, 2015
June 4, 2015 - Using tools that help physicians decide whether to use expensive...
Nuance, PowerScribe 360 Reporting, version 3.0, ACR, evidence-based guidelines
Technology | June 03, 2015
June 3, 2015 - Nuance Communications Inc. announced the general availability of PowerScribe 360 Reporting version 3.0,...
McKesson Specialty Health, Guideline Explorer, cancer, iPad, Clear Value Plus
Technology | May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015 — McKesson Specialty Health announced the availability of Clear Value Plus – Guideline Explorer to iPad...
News | May 14, 2015
May 14, 2015 — Minnesota healthcare providers can now access a free online tool to help ensure patients get the right...
Stage 3 MU, stage 3meaningful use, patient engagement

Patient engagement plays a key role in the Stage 3 MU rules, where patients are more involved in their health management and treatment decisions. Part of Stage 3 requires electronic patient access to all their medical records, enabled by patient portals, as in this example of Carestream's Vue Motion software.

Feature | May 07, 2015 | Dave Fornell
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) gathered public comments on its Stage 3 Meaningful Use (MU)...
Videos | Information Technology | April 22, 2015
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has issue a draft list Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements. Jeff Coughlin,...
Blog | March 07, 2015
By Dave Fornell, editor  With healthcare reform’s focus on information technology as the primary vehicle for change,...
ACR, Appropriateness Criteria, clinical decision support, update, March 2015
Technology | March 02, 2015
March 2, 2015 — New and updated American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria now help healthcare...