Stephanie Krent, Imaging Performance Partnership
As we’ve researched the use of clinical decision support systems for imaging, we’ve heard it all. Many have lauded CDS as the silver bullet that will solve their utilization problems overnight, while others deride it as yet another workflow barrier for busy physicians that won’t produce results.
With so much interest from our members—62% of you gave the topic a “A” grade in our recent topic poll—I thought I’d offer a “sneak peek” of what we’re seeing and provide an overview of what the clinical decision support landscape looks like today.
National meeting preview: See what we've learned about CDS
Natalie McGarry, Imaging Performance Partnership
A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) shows that volumes from emergency departments (ED) are growing, while imaging referrals in other settings remain stagnant.
EDs saw greatest share of imaging growth
Ben Lauing, Imaging Performance Partnership
Released yesterday, the third edition of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer guidelines includes the recommendation that providers offer annual low-dose CT scans for patients at high risk.
While the ACCP introduced this recommendation last year, its inclusion in the updated guidelines further validates the clinical utility of CT in the diagnosis of lung cancer. This official acknowledgement may be welcome news to imaging providers who face flat or declining volumes and seek new opportunities for growth.
New screening guidelines indicate CT for lung cancer