eRoentgen is a new iPhone app that recommends clinicians what radiological tests to order for a given diagnosis or symptom. The software is said to utilize interactive implementation of the American College of Radiology’s appropriateness criteria and is geared towards primary care physicians.
From the product page, here are some benefits of using the software:
Quality. By choosing the best test the first time around, the diagnosis is made quickly and accurately. Safety. Imaging tests are not without risk. Unnecessary exams increase radiation exposure and expose patients to contrast materials without clear benefit. Economy. Diagnostic imaging tests are very expensive. Inappropriate radiology testing represents a significant healthcare cost. Fewer 3rd party payor denials will reduce waste and diminish your administrative headaches. Convenience. Using the elegant and simple iPhone user interface of eRoentgen™, the health care professional can easily and quickly determine the best imaging test while in the exam room. Keeping Current. Radiology is a vast and constantly-changing field. Keeping up with these changes is a daunting task. eRoentgen™ is an up-to-date, invaluable tool.