Software includes embedded Rule Authoring Studio allowing organizations to control rule sets
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MedCurrent Corporation, a leading provider of medical decision support solutions, today announced the debut of OrderRight 2.0 at the Radiological Society of North America’s Annual Meeting (RSNA), November 28 to December 3, 2010 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. MedCurrent will exhibit in the South Hall, booth # 6610.
MedCurrent’s medical appropriateness decision support solution empowers primary care and specialty physicians to have the information they need at the time radiologic tests are ordered so that the most appropriate study is ordered. Driven by the knowledge, understanding and experience of radiologists, OrderRight helps organizations improve patient care planning and treatment, reduce inappropriate utilization, and mitigate costs. The solution also eliminates many of the costs associated with unnecessary denials and appeals, and enhances payer-provider relationships. For radiologists, OrderRight helps practices optimize reimbursement, reduce unnecessary radiation exposure for their patients, and ensure the most accurate diagnoses.
Visitors to the MedCurrent’s RSNA booth will see the ease with which ordering physicians utilize the system. After the physician selects a study and provides patient-specific clinical indications, OrderRight instantaneously provides an appropriateness score (based on a 1-9 scoring system designed by the American College of Radiology). Additionally, OrderRight™ provides an estimate of the level of ionizing radiation received by the patient (using a 4-point scale,) the level of urgency (a priority score), the source of the knowledge base that drives the rules used in assigning appropriateness, and links to applicable protocols. The system also provides ordering physicians and radiologists with extensive reference text and clinical citations on the rationale behind the appropriateness scores and recommended radiology procedures.
“We’ve created our system’s scoring metrics to extend beyond first-generation radiology decision support solutions,” says Steve Herman, MD. “If the system determines that there may be other more appropriate procedures for the patient than the one ordered, it presents these more appropriate options. As well, it allows the referring physician to initiate the order by providing clinical information only and then have the system recommend the most appropriate study to order. Additionally, the doctor is given an explanation behind the given appropriateness score and a link to reference text in the medical literature that supports these options, as well as a metric for the patient’s radiation dosage. This patient-specific information empowers ordering physicians to select the most appropriate imaging order. “
Visitors to MedCurrent’s RSNA booth will also see the system’s patent-pending Rule Authoring Studio™ which provides administrative tools that allow each customer organization to modify and customize the appropriateness rules to meet their local standards of practice which is critical to effective use of decision support for order entry. With this feature, new rules and criteria can be created and clinically tested for consideration to be added into the system’s ruleset. OrderRight includes rulesets from the ACR and can easily be extended to include those from other specialty professional organizations.
MedCurrent will provide live demos at RSNA at Hall A, booth #6610.
MedCurrent (http://www.medcurrent.com) develops medical appropriateness decision support systems that provide information to physicians at the point of care to facilitate their ordering of the most medically appropriate procedures. Using rule criteria adopted by leading clinical associations, as well as tools for organizations to create their own rules, these solutions help health care payers and providers improve patient care, avoid unnecessary procedures, reduce inappropriate utilization, and mitigate costs. The company sells direct to payers, providers and partners including EMR, HIS or PHR vendors.
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