The CDS R-SCAN (Radiology Support, Communication and Alignment Network) Registry, now in pilot phase, will become a registry under the ACR’s National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR). The CDS R-SCAN Registry provides access to a subset of a facility’s CDS data. The data provided correspond to imaging Choosing Wisely recommendations in the R-SCAN program.
The registry is a mechanism for radiologists and referring clinicians to collaborate on improving the ordering of imaging exams that add value to patient care. By reviewing CDS R-SCAN Registry reports, imaging areas that could benefit from educational intervention can easily be identified. Additional benefits include:
- Engagement of referring physicians in a targeted quality initiative using CDS to demonstrate how consultation of appropriate use criteria demonstrates improvements made in the ordering of imaging exams
- Access to reports that provide quantitative data about improvements achieved and track that achievements are maintained over time
- Fulfillment of “Improvement Activity” credit requirements for practices participating in the MIPS track of the CMS Quality Payment Program
- Access to an archive of educational material for each R-SCAN topic including activities that award CME and provide hands on experience with clinical decision support