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IMAGING Management

ACR Releases New, Updated Appropriateness Criteria

2015 11 Nov

The latest version of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria® has been released. The updated criteria help referring physicians and other providers make the most appropriate medical imaging or treatment decision for more than 1,050 clinical indications. Developed by expert panels of physicians from various medical specialties,... Read more

IMAGING Management

ACC Focus on Cardiac Imaging Appropriate Use

2015 20 Sep

Cardiac imaging growth has been on the decline over the past 10 years, indicating increased adherence to appropriate use criteria (AUC) for imaging tests, according to a Leadership Page article in the Journal of American College of Cardiology."Physicians who have been provided with AUC data on their imaging use have recognised their shared responsibility... Read more

IMAGING Management

How Effective are Decision Support Systems?

2015 02 Jun

Computerised clinical decision support (CDS) systems are intended to enhance decision-making for better delivery of care. However, a study on the use of CDS systems regarding orders for advanced diagnostic imaging shows that the systems failed to identify relevant appropriateness criteria for the majority of orders.“Implementing CDS systems in real-world... Read more

Cardiology Management

Billions Could be Saved with Proper Implementation

2015 04 May

Pranav Puri, a first-year undergrad at the University of Chicago has researched the economic impact of implementation of appropriate use criteria for angioplasties at the UnityPoint Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, Ill. In February 2012, the hospital became one of the first in the country to implement the American College of Cardiology's appropriate... Read more

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