How to Participate
R-SCAN projects follow three basic phases:
Phase A: Baseline Data Collection – Review ordering patterns for a specific imaging topic; e.g., imaging for low back pain, and with a specific group of referring clinicians.
Phase B: Educational Intervention – Carry out an educational program to improve the ordering of imaging exams. Educational materials are available for imaging topics related to several Choosing Wisely recommendations.
Phase C: Post-Education Data Collection – Review ordering patterns to determine if the educational collaboration resulted in improvement, then submit your final report.
Two options are available for conducting an R-SCAN project:
- Participate using CDS R-SCAN registry data
Participants in the CDS R-SCAN Registry can use their registry data report to identify topics and collaborators for an R-SCAN quality improvement project.
- Participate using the R-SCAN web portal
Participants can use the CareSelect Imaging® web-based clinical decision support platform to demonstrate improvements as a result of conducting an R-SCAN project.