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Vital Signs - Review of the 2015 ECR: Latest Advances in Medical Imaging Clinical Decision Support

1. Vital Signs - Review of the 2015 ECR: Latest Advances in Medical Imaging Clinical Decision Support
Vital Signs - April 2015
ECR 2015 Review

Future of Smart Banking (Technical Insights) Major Steps Forward in Globalizing Evidence-Based Imaging Guidelines

If you ask anyone what they consider to be the key trends shaping the future of healthcare today, they will likely mention evidence-based medicine as one of the top trends, alongside other hot topics such as personalized medicine and multi-disciplinary care delivery models. While this year’s European Congress of Radiology (ECR) will likely not be remembered for the unveiling of clinical and technological breakthroughs, the 2015 ECR brought some very interesting developments with regard to the delivery of evidence-based clinical decision support (CDS), medical imaging in Europe, and the debut of the ESR iGuide referral guidelines.

Informatics Paving the Way to Evidence-Based Medicine in Clinical Practice

The application of evidence-based medicine (EBM) concepts to various areas of clinical care can come in many shapes and forms; electronic clinical decision support (CDS) solutions perhaps constitute the most solid model for the future. When made accessible at the point of ordering, such as through computerized order entry (CPOE) applications and/or within the electronic medical record (EMR) systems, CDS systems can assist physicians in choosing the right test for their patient. This support function is achieved by exposing the different next-step alternatives, rating the appropriateness of each one, and highlighting the most recommended one based on existing findings from thousands of peer-reviewed papers, clinical studies, best-practice guidelines and clinical protocols.


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