Radiology Program

$100 Billion
Annual Cost of Medical Imaging in the US

Appropriate Imaging and Reducing Radiation Exposure

HealthHelp increases patient safety by reducing radiation exposure and provides savings by improving overall quality of care.

Program Results

  • 14% reduction in unnecessary radiation exposure
  • Integrated with Oncology Program to enable timely provider outreach
  • Sustainable, long-term cost savings
  • Lasting education and provider ordering optimization
  • Radiology facility certification with DiagnosticSite’s stringent criteria
  • Management of provider self-referral behavior
  • Improved imaging quality (DiagnosticSite) and interpretation by ensuring that specialized and trained physicians perform review of imaging studies (Scope)

Meet the Medical Director

Pranshu Sharma, MD Medical Director of Diagnostic Imaging Services

Pranshu Sharma, MD |

Medical Director of Diagnostic Imaging Services

Dr. Pranshu Sharma is a Diagnostic Radiology specialist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Sharma was board certified by the American Board of Diagnostic Radiology. He attended and graduated from medical school in 1992, having over 28 years of diverse experience, especially in Diagnostic Radiology. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

Patient Clinical Information*

  • Patient Diagnosis
  • Clinical Indication
  • Test Ordered
  • Reason for Test
  • Patient Symptoms and Duration
  • Laboratory studies
  • Patient Medications and Duration
  • Prior Treatments
  • Summary of Clinical Findings

Automated Decision Support

Providers submit procedure requests. If the request meets evidence-based criteria, it is automatically approved.

If the request falls outside of pre-set clinical guidelines, it is sent to nurse review.

Specialty Nurse Review

HealthHelp nurses evaluate requests, gather additional information and provide approvals for requests that meet clinical guidelines. For requests that fall outside of these criteria, nurses will present an alternative care pathway as guided by the proprietary Clinical Decision Support system.

If not approved at the nurse review level, the request is sent for a peer-to-peer consultation.

Peer-to-Peer Consultation

A HealthHelp physician reviews the request. After consultation with the requesting provider, the request will either be approved by the expert reviewer, or withdrawn/changed by the requesting provider.

Medically Appropriate Procedures*

  • CT
  • CTA
  • CT Bone Density
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Interventional Radiology
  • MRA
  • MRI
  • MRS
  • fMRI
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • PET Scan
  • Doppler
  • Ultrasound
  • 3D Mammography
*Lists not comprehensive