R-SCAN in the News

June 2018

Integrating the CareSelect clinical decision support tool into the electronic health record at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, demonstrated a significant improvement in ordering of high-value imaging.

March 2018

Results of an R-SCAN project at Riddle Hospital in Media, PA are highlighted in the Updates from the Field Choosing Wisely newsletter.

January 2018

View the new patient-friendly appropriateness criteria summary and JAMA article regarding ordering CT Angiograms for Pulmonary Embolism. Find all educational materials for this topic here.

November 2017

The results of two R-SCAN collaborations will be presented at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting.

  • R-SCAN Practice: Baylor College of Medicine:
    Session: Health Service, Policy and Research (Quality)
    Presentation: Evaluation of Educational Sessions and the Use of the Radiology Support, Communication and Alignment Network Platform in Reducing Inappropriate Imaging for Uncomplicated Low Back Pain
    Tuesday, Nov. 28, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM | SSG06 | Room: S104B
  • R-SCAN Practice: Mayo Clinic:
    Session: Quality Storyboards Tuesday Poster Discussions
    Presentation: R-SCAN Increasing the Percentage of High Yield CT Pulmonary Angiograms for PE Through Educational Collaboration Between Radiology and Emergency Departments
    Tuesday, Nov. 28, 12:45 PM-1:15 PM | QSE-TUB | QS Community, Learning Center

October 2017

  • R-SCAN is recognized for the program's role in promoting the goals of the Choosing Wisely program in the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation's publication Choosing Wisely: A Special Report on the First Five Years.
  • Erick Remer, MD, from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Nancy Fredericks, MBA, from the American College of Radiology (ACR) presented on the topic of Imaging Stewardship at the AUA Quality Improvement Summit held on October 21 to include an overview about the development of the ACR's Appropriateness Criteria and R-SCAN project. See link to summary.
  • Baylor radiology and primary care teams improve the imaging for low back pain as result of an R-SCAN collaboration. Click here to read the publication in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

  • ACEP-sponsored webinar featuring Greg Nicola and his emergency room colleague. Learn about about creating multi-disciplinary teams to reduce avoidable imaging such as imaging for back pain. Presentation slides for the webinar are available here.
.be" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Interview with Greg Nicola, MD, the vice president of Hackensack Radiology Group and chair of the ACR's MACRA Committee, on the role of collaboration in value-based care. The interview is conducted by Tom Ortiz, MD, the chief medical and information officer of the Garden Practice Transformation Network.
  • JACR® series focusing on R-SCAN, "Imaging Stewardship in the Age of Value," updated. Check out new articles on "Appropriate Imaging for Prostate Cancer," "CT Angiographic Imaging for Pulmonary Embolism,"CT Angiographic Imaging for Pulmonary Embolism," and more.
  • New Bulletin article discusses R-SCAN in relation to the QPP and providing high-value, high-quality care.
  • March 2017

    • Radiologists in rural western North Carolina are strengthening their relationships with local physicians and improving the ordering of imaging exams via R-SCAN 

    February 2017

    • New webinar on February 28th, at 1:00 EDT, teaches how the ACR SAN’s R-SCAN program brings radiologists and referring clinicians together to promote patients receiving the right exam at the right time for the right reason. The webinar will demonstrate how R-SCAN delivers immediate access to web-based resources and clinical decision support technology to reduce low-value imaging exams and lower the cost of care. In addition, PTN quality advisors can learn how R-SCAN specifically supports practice transformation.
    • New podcast discusses appropriate imaging for uncomplicated headache. See the full compendium of R-SCAN podcasts on the Resources for all Topics page.

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