MedCurrent, a provider of medical decision support solutions announced the debut of OrderRight 2.0 at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, November 28 to December 3 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,” said Steve Herman, M.D “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 that 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 rule set. OrderRight includes rule sets from the ACR and can easily be extended to include those from other specialty professional organizations.