Featured

Dose Registry Support Services – Our Story

At my direction, our facility began submitting CT dose data to the ACR’s Dose Index Registry® (DIR) in early 2013.  During the following months I learned to use the DIR to identify dose reduction opportunities, and lower our CT doses. In August 2105 The Joint Commission (TJC) updated its diagnostic imaging Elements of Performance requiring… Read More

DIR Corporate-level Aggregate Report Update

The DIR is working to restore Corporate-level reports. ————————————————– Previously, the NRDR announced several changes to its portal effective August 18, 2018.  The changes included: Changes to the organizational structure; e.g., Master/Child accounts; Adding a new user type – Service User; Introduced a new pricing option for limited; i.e., single registry enrollment vs. multiple registry… Read More

Important Announcement: The DIR Restructured – Existing Users Should Confirm DIR Account Status and Data Access

The NRDR restructured all existing DIR accounts effective August 18, 2018.  This changed the way sites are structured, reassigned some users, added a new user type, and limited the data to which some of the users have access.  It also eliminated a few reports. If you are a DIR user at any level it is… Read More

Tailored DIR Analysis; Is your current solution providing less for more?

The Dose Index Registry (DIR) is a powerful, flexible tool from which facilities can learn a great deal.  The most common use is to use the DIR’s dose comparison reports identify dose reduction opportunities:  Never before have facilities been able to identify dose reduction opportunities so easily. But, there is so much more to glean… Read More

Providing Low-cost, Tailored & Unique Services to Community Hospitals and Radiology Groups

The Dose Index Registry (DIR) is a powerful, flexible tool from which facilities can learn a great deal.  The most common use is to use the DIR’s dose comparison reports identify dose reduction opportunities:  Never before have facilities been able to identify dose reduction opportunities so easily. But, there is so much more to glean… Read More

Using the DIR to Meet CMS’s Quality Reporting Requirements in Radiology: Important Information You Need To Know

In 2018 radiologists may report three Dose Index Registry (DIR) Measures to meet a portion of their MACRA/MIPS Quality Payment Program (QPP) requirements.  These submissions will contribute to an overall Quality Score.  In years past merely participating in the DIR qualified as meeting the DIR-eligible QPP Measures.  However, in 2018 merely participating in the DIR… Read More

Watch Now: Using the DIR to Implement an Effective and TJC Compliant Dose Monitoring Program Webinar

“Using the DIR to Implement an Effective and TJC Compliant Dose Monitoring Program” is now available for viewing.  Recorded by Michael Bohl, MHA, BSRS, CEO of Dose Registry Support Services, this webinar reviews how several radiology departments are using the ACR’s Dose Index Registry to implement effective, comprehensive and cost-efficient dose monitoring programs, and meet… Read More

Dose Registry Support Services: What we do and why you should consider using our services

Dose Registry Support Services is founded on two premises: Radiology departments should lead their facility’s dose reduction efforts; Facilities need and want effective solutions at a reasonable cost. Our service is designed to achieve both.  I developed this service for a health system in the mid-west.  We enrolled some of their facilities in the DIR… Read More

Using the DIR Webinar Follow-up

Yesterday’s webinar titled Using the Dose Index Registry® to Implement an Effective Dose Monitoring Program was a resounding success with over 400 registrants attending, with an abundance of follow-up questions during the last 10 minutes. During the webinar I shared several tips and hints for getting started using the DIR, as well as how Dose… Read More

Dose Registry Support Services Success Stories

Here are recent examples of the successes two of our sites reported to their radiation safety committees. This first example is a chart showing one facility’s average monthly Total DLP for its Chest Angio studies from early 2016 through Q1 2018.  Overall, this site reduced its average Total DLP for its Chest Angio studies by… Read More