Financial and Operational Impact of the CMS Radiology Clinical Decision Support Mandate

Recorded November 10, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. EDT

Would it be helpful to know now how many more or less procedures will be ordered in your organization once you implement radiology clinical decision support (CDS)? CMS has mandated that your referring physicians utilize CDS.  This webinar will show you how you can prospectively measure its impact using your current radiology ordering data, allowing you to proactively plan to accommodate the effects in your organization.  In addition, our presenters will help you understand the opportunities for operational efficiency that the right CDS system will generate.


Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to measure the financial and operational effects of CDS that you can expect after implementation
  • How to measure those effects in your own organization
  • How to understand ordering changes and reimbursement effects
  • How a real user analyzed data, and what it showed
  • How to use the analysis to plan for the changes generated by CDS
  • How to turn CDS into an opportunity for efficiency and effectiveness


Who should attend?

Hospitals, Integrated Delivery Networks and Imaging Centers:

Chief Information Officer
Chief Medical Informatics Officer

Chief Financial Officer
Chief Medical Officer
Chief of Radiology/Imaging

Decision Support Director
Radiology Director



Stephen Herman, MD
Chief Medical Officer & Founder, MedCurrent

Dr. Herman has served for over thirty years as a thoracic radiologist. Trained at the University of Toronto and Harvard University, Dr. Herman is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine where he also served as head of Thoracic Imaging. He has over fifty articles in medical journals and has lectured at national and international radiology-related conferences on numerous occasions. Dr. Herman is also Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MedCurrent, a leading radiology decision support company.


Hasan Dharamshi, MHI
VP Professional Services, MedCurrent

With deep experience in healthcare informatics, strategy, clinical operations, and organizational readiness, Hasan Dharamshi brings a wealth of integrated healthcare knowledge to the MedCurrent team. Prior to joining MedCurrent, Hasan served as a consultant at Accenture, where he was responsible for the strategy and execution of clinical change management and organizational readiness surrounding EMR implementations at a top-tier U.S. cancer and research hospital and a large U.S. health system, accounting for over 30,000 end-users. Hasan also served as a consultant at HealthTech Consultants, where he was responsible for analyzing current/future state client needs for IT strategic planning initiatives. Hasan received his Masters of Health Informatics from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelors of Science from Western University.