Quality Measures

As part of Alara's commitment to improving radiology quality, we have developed measures in partnership with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). These measures quantify quality performance and promote superior patient care. 

Hospital Measure

Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Title:

Excessive Radiation Dose or Inadequate Image Quality for Diagnostic Computed Tomography in Adults for Use in Hospital Quality Programs

Measure Steward:

Alara Imaging, Inc.

Measure Developer:

University of California San Francisco

Measure Overview:

The objective of this measure is to improve patient safety by optimizing computed tomography (CT) radiation dose, a risk factor for cancer. This measure will provide a standardized method for monitoring clinically relevant information and delivering customized feedback. Hospitals will be evaluated for all diagnostic CT exams performed in inpatient and outpatient care settings.

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Physician Measure

Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Title:

Excessive Radiation Dose or Inadequate Image Quality for Diagnostic Computed Tomography in Adults for Use in MIPS Quality Programs

Measure Steward:

Alara Imaging, Inc.

Measure Developer:

University of California San Francisco

Measure Overview:

Like the prior measure, the objective of this measure is to improve patient safety by optimizing computed tomography (CT) radiation dose, a risk factor for cancer. This measure will provide a standardized method for monitoring clinically relevant information and delivering customized feedback. This measure will evaluate diagnostic CT exams performed in inpatient, hospital outpatient, and ambulatory care settings at the physician or physician group level.

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