Practices can select to emulate one of the following case studies:
- Ahead of the Curve
Early adopters of CDS deliver more appropriate imaging and help ordering physicians prepare for PAMA’s impact on reimbursement.
- Partners in Quality
- With R-SCANTM, radiologists and ED physicians achieve a 45 percent improvement in appropriate CT ordering for PE
- Championing CDS
- The emphasis for R-SCAN participation going forward is to use the CDS R-SCAN Registry as Jamaica Hospital (a safety net hospital) did in the “Championing CDS” case study. Also, whileAsheville had good intentions, they never completed an R-SCAN project, so suggest we don’t call them out for emulation.
- Shaping Change from Within
- In encouraging radiologists to adopt RADS and IF guidelines, highlighting the “Shaping Change from Within” case study would be a good choice and different from the other R-SCAN casestudies. The “Benefits of Collaboration” case study highlights the same area as “Partners in Quality” and would avoid recognizing Baylor twice. Also the Baylor “Engaging the Physician” workis a stronger case study promoting collaboration.
- Engaging the Physician
- Using R-SCANTM, radiologists collaborate with family medicine clinics to enhance imaging appropriateness of lumbar spine orders.
- Teaching Imaging Appropriateness
- A simulation-based educational program increases medical students’ abilities to identify appropriate imaging.
- Order and Unity
- Two Texas radiologists create a radiology utilization conference to educate non-radiology clinical staff on appropriate image ordering procedures.
Nominations should be submitted using the linked form and describe their emulation, and additional relevant information including how they varied from the original case study, what was improved upon, what challenges were avoided by following the case study, and any advice to future emulators that could be given.
Once the nomination period has ended, submissions will be reviewed by the selection committee to identify the top finalists. The finalists will be posted on the ACR website for review and voting during the time period noted below. Promotion of voting will occur through social media. This process will provide a winner determined through a combination of popular vote and expert choice.
Additional details on the judging criteria will be posted on the website in the upcoming weeks.
Applicants can be practices, departments, or individuals. If a group is submitting, a lead contact should be indicated on the form, and the emulation should only be submitted once. Practices may nominate themselves or others who have emulated a case study. Authors of current case studies are encouraged to nominate those who have “transplanted” their case studies.