Clinical decision support, or CDS, is an IT tool that embeds clinical guidelines to help providers select the most appropriate imaging exams for patients at the point of order entry. CDS has been getting well-deserved attention due to Medicare’s upcoming requirement for all outpatient advanced imaging services.
However, the benefits of imaging CDS go far beyond meeting a regulatory mandate. When executed properly, CDS can facilitate more appropriate use of imaging, hardwire care standards, and reduce total cost of care. Use this toolkit to effectively implement and manage imaging CDS.