Proven Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria from Intermountain Healthcare to be Integrated into MedCurrent’s OrderWise™ Clinical Decision Support Mechanism

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Integration of Proven Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria from Intermountain Healthcare into MedCurrent’s OrderWise™ platform will provide access to evidence-based imaging recommendations.

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Intermountain Healthcare, through its Proven Imaging initiative is collaborating with MedCurrent to integrate its Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) into the OrderWise™ clinical decision support (CDS) platform to allow for access to imaging recommendations by leveraging Intermountain’s Clinical Programs and Care Process Models.

“Proven Imaging AUC are designed to be image ordering modules for use within a broader evidence-based blueprint of care for the management of common disease processes. Intermountain is actively developing and deploying these care blueprints and refers to them as Care Process Models (CPMs). Deploying imaging AUC in this way will enable health systems to move beyond compliance to realize real improvements in quality and value for patients” says Keith White, MD, Medical Director of Imaging Services for Intermountain.

The Proven Imaging initiative is dedicated to the development, maintenance, and deployment of evidence-based standards for imaging in support of its mission of helping people live the healthiest lives possible. The appropriate use of imaging must be defined and understood within the specific clinical context in which it occurs. This context can be very complex and include factors such as demographics, prior medical history, signs and symptoms, prior diagnostic test results and current therapies. Intermountain Healthcare is recognized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as an approved provider-led entity (PLE) for developing, modifying and endorsing AUC.

"MedCurrent’s continued collaboration with Intermountain Healthcare will enable more appropriate, evidence-based care for patients," says Stephen Herman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, MedCurrent Corp. "Our team has been working closely with the Proven Imaging initiative to integrate their imaging AUC into MedCurrent’s CDS technology solution, with a focus on workflow and structuring clinical content that ensures the integrity and high-standards expected of Intermountain. This relationship means healthcare providers will now have access to nationally recognized imaging recommendations delivered at the point of care to meet the requirements of the CMS mandate for Appropriate Use of advanced imaging set to start in 2019.”

MedCurrent is a physician-founded CDS solutions provider focused on enhancing the clinical decision-making process with real-time, evidence-based guidance to improve health and healthcare delivery. At MedCurrent, we support our customers to improve quality of care and reduce costs through our innovative and scalable solution, OrderWise. The platform is complemented by authoring and analytics modules, enabling AUC integration from any approved source (such as Intermountain Healthcare) and efficient performance management.

Proven Imaging AUC will be available for the eight priority clinical areas (PCA’s) identified by CMS in the MPFS CY17 Final Rule; the complete library of Proven Imaging AUC will be available beginning Q4 2017. Proven Imaging AUC are being integrated into OrderWise™ in parallel and available immediately thereafter.

More information about Proven Imaging AUC is available at Intermountain Healthcare Proven Imaging.

About Intermountain Healthcare:
Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, a Medical Group with more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice clinicians at about 180 clinics, a health plans division called SelectHealth, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in clinical quality improvement and in efficient healthcare delivery. More information about Intermountain Healthcare is available at http://www.intermountainhealthcare.org.

About MedCurrent:
MedCurrent is a physician-founded Clinical Decision Support (CDS) company focused on improving the quality of care and managing health system costs through our innovative and scalable solution, OrderWise. Our solution enhances the clinical decision-making process with real-time, evidence-based guidelines integrated at the point of care to improve health and healthcare delivery. Deep healthcare experience, superior technology and business agility make MedCurrent a global leader in CDS solutions. More information about MedCurrent is available at http://www.medcurrent.com.

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