RadWise is a point-of-care web-based service to
facilitate appropriate radiology orders, by combining features of computer-provider order entry with
evidence-based imaging clinical decision support; a new paradigm in medical management (i.e., similar to pre-certification and
utilization review but more efficient and helpful to the provider).
It is widely known that 30-40% of ALL imaging orders are inappropriate and the amount
paid for imaging services grows roughly 20% per year; currently about $10-$14 per covered life per month. RadWise can
reduce that amount by $2-$4 PMPM, just by helping doctors order the most appropriate radiology procedure and
sending the order to a radiology provider best-suited to deliver that imaging service.
The first offering by Sage Health Management Solutions, RadWise is representative
of an enlightened medical management philosophy. The RadWise clinical philosophy is based on the following
Align with physician incentives to enable “best medicine.”
Provide evidence-based imaging clinical decision support for physicians at the point of care.
Leverage Internet technologies to eliminate the need for many medical management functions,
utilization management, reduce waste, simplify administrative procedures and limit potential errors.
Shift provider relationships to a philosophy of introducing incentives that collaboratively
support high-quality, cost effective care.
RadWise can help organizations meet their radiology management objectives
(conventionally achieved via pre-certification and utilization review), without the overhead. The application
platform is browser-based, requiring only Internet access with a user ID and password to utilize. RadWise
is designed to stand-alone or interface with existing information systems. The application and business
method are both patented.
Your Intelligent Radiology Management
Based on clinical appropriateness and cost effective care delivery, combined with provider and patient
education, the RadWise system is designed to provide you with a customized solution for the appropriate
management of medical imaging resources.
Sage HMS offers a comprehensive Needs Assessment designed to identify the specific needs for your
organization. Components of our assessment include:
- Claims Data Analysis
- Provider Review
- Systems Analysis
- Quality Initiative Overview
Working together, based on the assessment results, a system will be designed and implemented to meet
your needs for radiology management.
Key program components include:
Appropriate Imaging Management
- Clinical Practice Guidelines
- Imaging Clinical Decision Support
- Pre-Certification Compliance
- Patient Education Materials
- Implementation of System Interfaces
Data Analysis & Performance Evaluation
- Provider Profiling & CQI Program
- Provider Education & Training
- National Database Comparison
- Research & Outcome Studies
In addition, RadWise services may include Radiology Network Management, Capitation & Risk
Management, and Practice Improvement Consultation.
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