American College of Cardiology

“The mission of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) is to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health.” Official ACC AUC ratings and decision algorithms have been developed for SPECT MPI, PET, stress echo, and CTA. OrderWise can implement this specialized content to augment the Cardiology portion of your chosen CDS appropriate use criteria.

For more information, please visit ACC AUC Mandate Information.


Choosing Wisely®

Choosing Wisely® aims to promote conversations between clinicians and patients by helping patients choose care that is:

  • Supported by evidence
  • Not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received
  • Free from harm
  • Truly necessary

MedCurrent fully supports the Choosing Wisely® campaign. For more information, please visit Choosing Wisely®.

Healthy Interactions

Health Interactions is a global leader in improving the outcomes of chronic conditions through their innovative and impactful patient education programs. They have deployed over 200 programs covering 20 chronic conditions, in 127 countries, in 39 languages and cultures, and improved the lives of over 30 million people. To continue building on this success, Healthy Interactions and MedCurrent are collaborating on an initiative to bring patient engagement to the forefront of diabetes care. The vision is a clinical decision support solution that delivers a complete optimized care plan, not only streamlining clinical workflow and supporting evidence-based practice, but also engaging and connecting the patient with their healthcare team throughout their care.

For more information, please visit Healthy Interactions.

Harvard Medical School Library of Evidence

Harvard Medical School Library of Evidence (HLE) "is a project of the HMS Countway Library of Medicine and representatives of other HMS hospitals and Harvard institutions. It was founded in collaboration with the Center for Evidence-based Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The goal of the Library is to create a provider-led, sustainable, public repository of medical evidence to enable and promote the broad and consistent practice of evidence-based medicine in the United States in order to improve the quality of care while simultaneously reducing waste and cost."

The HMS Library of Evidence covers 100% of the priority clinical areas outlined by CMS in the MPFS Final Rule for CY 2017, and their repertoire is continuously expanding. They are an excellent resource for institutions seeking qualified provider-led entity (QPLE) status and who would also benefit from the AUC development support and prestigious alliance that the Library offers.

For more information, please visit the HMS Library of Evidence.


National Comprehensive Cancer Network

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria (NCCN Imaging AUC™) include information designed to support clinical decision-making around the use of imaging in patients with cancer and are based directly on the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®).

For more information, please visit NCCN Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria.


Royal College of Radiologists

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) of the UK has been curating, refining, and producing their referral guidelines iRefer for over 20 years. Internationally recognized and sought after, iRefer presents over 300 evidenced guidelines supplemented by expert medical and radiological advice, guiding GPs, clinicians, and other healthcare professionals to the most appropriate imaging investigation(s) or intervention for any diagnostic or imaging problem. This brings iRefer to the forefront of clinician referrals, making access to evidence-based imaging advice both easy and efficient, embedded directly into the electronic referral workflow.

For more information, please visit RCR Referral Guidelines.


Other Appropriate Use Criteria & Clinical Care Pathways

OrderWise is designed to be a universal mechanism for delivering evidence-based guidelines to your physicians at the point of ordering. Harvard Medical School Library of Evidence, NCCN®, and ACC Appropriate Use Criteria are only a few examples of available AUCs. Our customers have the freedom to choose or combine the standardized guidelines that are most in line with their respective clinical directives.

We are also committed to growing with our customers. As your needs develop, our solution evolves to align with your organization’s long-term CDS strategy. Radiology is only one area of healthcare where clinical decision support has demonstrated positive outcomes. As your ordering providers become familiar with OrderWise, we can explore the potential for implementing CDS beyond radiology to other clinical areas, such as lab ordering and clinical care pathways.


Qualified Provider-Led Entities (qPLEs)

CMS has defined a provider-led entity (PLE) as "a national professional medical specialty society or other organization that is comprised primarily of providers or practitioners who, either within the organization or outside of the organization, predominantly provide direct patient care [...] A qualified PLE may develop AUC, modify AUC developed by another qualified PLE, or endorse AUC developed by other qualified PLEs."

The MedCurrent Professional Services Team fully supports our clients who are interested in attaining qualified provider-led entity (qPLE) status. From the initial application process to ongoing development and maintenance of clinical content that is digitally consumable via OrderWise, MedCurrent partners with our customers every step of the way.

CMS has released the first list of qPLEs as of June 2016 with the second list of qPLEs to be released in June 2017. The deadline for the next round of qPLE applications is January 1, 2018. For more information, please visit - Medicare - Appropriate Use Criteria Program.