Beyond the CMS Mandate: The Strategic and Financial Value of Radiology Clinical Decision Support

Recorded February 23, 2016 | 11:00 a.m. EST

Radiology Clinical Decision Support is a key population health strategy, a methodology to meet quality standards and requirements, and a financial and clinical tool to generate cost savings for value-based care and other at-risk contracting.

Learn from a panel of radiology industry experts – including a radiologist and a GE financial analyst – how Radiology Clinical Decision Support is a necessary strategy – not just a tool to meet a CMS mandate.  It is a clinical, technical and physician-partner strategy to appropriately manage diagnostic quality and cost, and aligns with the goals of accountable care, bundled payments and other at-risk contracts. Every healthcare organization is in some stage in its journey of value-based care that rewards accountable, quality health care over quantity and better cost control. Radiology, because of the CMS mandate, may serve as an introduction for using CDS as a cornerstone strategy to manage all clinical ordering.


Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Insight into the economics of Radiology Decision Support
  • How Radiology Clinical Decision Support is used within value-based care, and the impact it brings
  • Detailed information about Appropriate Use Criteria, and how to determine what would work best in your organization
  • How data from case studies client implementation show the very immediate impact of full Radiology CDS implementation
  • How to measure the impact of Radiology CDS inside and outside of the Radiology Department
  • How referring physicians view Radiology CDS, and what makes the major difference in their acceptance
  • How to meet physicians’ requirements with content customization, clinical rationale and learning
  • How Radiology CDS improves patient care quality, including radiation dosage reduction
  • How to prospectively calculate the impact of Radiology CDS on ordering in your own organization, using your own physicians’ current ordering


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

Radiology Director
Decision Support Director




David W. Lee, PhD
GE Healthcare, Head of Market Access – US/Canada

David leads market access for GE Healthcare for the US and Canada.  He conducts health economics and outcomes research studies that demonstrate the value of medical imaging to patients, healthcare providers and payers.  David is also responsible for product reimbursement.  His research is routinely presented at scientific meetings and has authored a number of studies that appear in several peer-reviewed journals.

David received his PhD in economics from the University of Illinois.  Prior to joining GE Healthcare in 2005, David served as a senior consultant with ValueMedics Research, was an independent consultant, served as Director of Health Economics at GD Searle (now Pfizer), and was a health policy analyst with the American Medical Association.


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 Medical Officer of MedCurrent, a leading radiology decision support company.