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Brigham and Women's Hospital selected to participate in Medicare imaging demonstration project
Date:2/16/2011

"The members of the consortium felt it was important to participate in the MID" explained Curtis Langlotz, MD, PhD, Vice Chair for Informatics, Department of Radiology at University of Pennsylvania. "Our goal is to provide extensive, high quality data to guide health policy decision makers while at the same time improving the quality of care we deliver to our patients."

Ramin Khorasani, M.D., MPH, Vice Chair for Quality, Safety and Informatics, Department of Radiology at BWH, expanded on Dr. Langlotz sentiments. "Beyond the Medicare Imaging Demonstration project, the common decision support platform of our consortium will enable our researchers to design large multi-center comparative effectiveness studies and implement evidence-based interventions aimed at improving the appropriate use of medical imaging," Dr. Khorasani said. "We hope to utilize our consortium to work with national, regional and local organizations to pursue research that promises benefits for our patients and our healthcare system."


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