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June 16, 2009

Group Forms to Lobby for Better Imaging Procedures

A new imaging e-ordering coalition has formed with the aim of cutting excessive radiation risks to patients and unnecessary costs to hospitals by reducing the number of wrong tests being given by physicians. A national initiative has been launched across the US to promote healthcare in

By cms admin

A new imaging e-ordering coalition has formed with the aim of cutting excessive radiation risks to patients and unnecessary costs to hospitals by reducing the number of wrong tests being given by physicians.

A national initiative has been launched across the US to promote healthcare information technology-enabled decision support making to optimise electronic ordering of diagnostic imaging procedures.

The coalition aims to lobby policy makers and implement standards necessary to ensure widespread adoption of decision-support tools, healthcareitnews.com reports.

The coalition, consisting of healthcare providers, technology and diagnostic imaging companies, said that around $3–10bn is wasted on imaging procedures that are not required.

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