Co-founded by Nuance Healthcare, the Imaging e-Ordering Coalition is an alliance of leading healthcare providers, technology companies, and diagnostic imaging organizations aimed at interacting proactively with policymakers and healthcare providers on certain issues related to imaging services. In particular, the Coalition advocates the use of electronic decision support technologies that give clinicians guidance regarding the ordering of patient-appropriate imaging services.
Members of the Coalition devote their energies to educating policy makers and healthcare providers about the patient-centered efficiencies of e-Ordering, as well as recommending to lawmakers that incentives for e-Prescribing medications electronically include diagnostic imaging e-Ordering solutions.
A variety of active legislative and regulatory proposals attempt to address utilization of imaging services for publicly subsidized programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. The Coalition focuses on the following components and has achieved measured progress within each: