Embracing Appropriate Imaging and Clinical Decision Support for Value-Based Patient Care
Radiology-TEACHES uses case vignettes integrated with the ACR Select® clinical decision support (CDS) to simulate the process of ordering imaging studies. ACR Select is a digital representation of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria® for diagnostic imaging.
Learners receive evidence-based feedback at the virtual point of order entry, thereby better understanding appropriate imaging utilization and empowering them to reduce waste.
Recognizing a gap in curricula on appropriateness and cost of imaging examinations, radiologists at Baylor College of Medicine partnered with the American College of Radiology and the National Decision Support Company to create Radiology-TEACHES (Technology Enhanced Appropriateness Criteria Home for Education Simulation).
At the end of these modules, learners will be able to:
- Formulate an approach to appropriately utilize imaging to diagnose and treat patients, including appropriate collaboration with other members of the health care team.
- Develop a baseline knowledge of the cost of imaging examinations.
- Construct a diagnostic workflow to select the safest imaging work-up for patients.
- Examine the value of evidence-based feedback provided by CDS