ACR to offer Appropriateness Criteria for EHRs
Article Thumbnail ImageJuly 11, 2012 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) has entered into an exclusive agreement with the National Decision Support Company (NDSC) to provide the technical platform, support, and licensing of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria under the name ACR Select.
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NDSC will serve as the licensing agent for ACR and will provide electronic health record (EHR) vendors with a direct method for healthcare organizations to integrate and use the Appropriateness Criteria guidelines in daily practice, according to ACR.

The ACR Appropriateness Criteria is a clinical decision-support database with more than 130 topics and 614 variant conditions that provides evidence-based guidance for the appropriate utilization of all medical imaging procedures, the organization said.