Effects of electronic decision support on high-tech diagnostic imaging orders and patients.

@article{Solberg2010EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of electronic decision support on high-tech diagnostic imaging orders and patients.},
  author={Leif I. Solberg and Feifei Wei and J Corey Butler and Kevin J. Palattao and Cally A Vinz and Melissa A. Marshall},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={102-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of providing appropriateness criteria through guideline-based electronic health record (EHR) decision support for high-tech diagnostic imaging (HTDI) procedures. STUDY DESIGN Chart audits were performed on a random sample of adult primary care orders for 3 HTDI procedures (computed tomography [CT] and magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] of the head, and MRI of the lumbar spine) before and after implementation of an EHR decision support system. OUTCOME MEASURES… CONTINUE READING

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