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Imaging e-Ordering Coalition Formed

June 17, 2009
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An alliance of healthcare providers, technology companies and diagnostic imaging organizations have joined forces to form the Imaging e-Ordering Coalition (The Coalition, Washington).

According to the coalition, it will promote Health Information Technology (HIT) enabled decision-support (e-Ordering) as a solution to assure that all patients receive the most medically appropriate diagnostic imaging test for their specific condition. The Coalition is focused on the following components:
  • Promote existing HIT legislative concepts to inform policy makers on the value of e-Ordering to enable the appropriate use of imaging.
  • Ask lawmakers to include e-Ordering in the development of healthcare system efficiency incentives.
  • Act as a resource for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its Medicare Imaging Demonstration Project established by Congress in Section 135(b) of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA).
  • Work with policy makers to have the Coalition’s e-Ordering proposal for CMS scored to validate long-term value and savings for the healthcare industry.
  • Work with stakeholders to establish standards to accelerate e-Ordering as a meaningful and valuable application with EHRs.

For information on membership please call (202) 457-7004.

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