Why Wait for the Mandate? Realize the Value of CDS Beyond Satisfying Regulatory Requirements

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | 11:00 a.m. EST

Unnecessary care accounts for over $210 Billion annually in the US alone, resulting in an evolving landscape toward value-based care models. In order to reduce inappropriate procedures and over-utilization, the PAMA (2014) mandate states that CMS will soon require the use of clinical decision support (CDS) for ordering high-tech imaging procedures in order to be reimbursed by Medicare.

Beyond satisfying regulatory requirements, an effective CDS strategy and solution can provide immediate benefits in the following domains: improved quality of care, improved economics for value-based care models, and more efficient clinical workflow. Through peer-reviewed literature, clinical expertise, and real-world case studies, this webinar will educate you on how an effective CDS solution will enable you to achieve higher quality of care for your patients and enable economic benefits in your enterprise value chain. We will dedicate a future webinar to the discussion on how CDS enables improved workflow with real-world data.


Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The latest updates on PAMA (2014) mandate for radiology CDS
  • Review of primary research on the effectiveness of CDS
  • Improving the quality of care through CDS to enable the "right care for the right patient at the right time" with real-world case studies
  • Economic benefits to providers shifting toward value-based care models
  • Economic benefits to payers (public/private) and RBMs


Who should attend?

Health Systems, Integrated Delivery Networks, Hospitals, Imaging Centers and ACOs:

Chief Medical Officer
Chief Medical Information Officer

Chief of Radiology/Imaging
Radiology Director
Decision Support Director

Quality Director
Population Health Director
Care Management Director




David Moen, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Healthy Interactions

Dr. Moen has spent his career providing thought leadership to teams achieving nationally recognized and market-changing Triple Aim results for high-risk patients in hospital, clinic, and community settings. Triple Aim focuses on improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing per capita costs of health care. Dr. Moen worked within the Fairview Health System in Minneapolis for 25 years as an emergency physician and physician executive. During his last five years at Fairview, he served as Medical Director of Innovation and President and CEO of the Fairview Health Network (FHN), a group practice of over 1,300 physicians. In both roles he engaged clinicians in creating better care models and worked to align payment incentives among key partners to achieve the Triple Aim. His team led development of the Patient-Centered Medical Home in over 50 primary care clinics, and designed and implemented population health infrastructure to support Fairview’s employed and partnering independent physicians in new risk-based contracts. In 2011, FHN achieved over $10 million savings and performance incentives in commercial insurance contracts and FHN was named a Pioneer ACO by Medicare. Dr. Moen earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and completed his residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Minnesota.


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.

Hasan Dharamshi, MHI
VP Professional Services, MedCurrent

With experience in healthcare strategy, informatics and operations, 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 change management and organizational readiness functions surrounding EHR implementations at top-tier U.S. health systems. He also served as a consultant at HealthTech Consultants, where he was responsible for IT strategic planning initiatives and authored a white paper on cloud computing in healthcare. Hasan received his Master's of Health Informatics from the University of Toronto and holds multiple Epic certifications.