Timely follow-up of abnormal diagnostic imaging test results in an outpatient setting: are electronic medical records achieving their potential?

@article{Singh2009TimelyFO,
  title={Timely follow-up of abnormal diagnostic imaging test results in an outpatient setting: are electronic medical records achieving their potential?},
  author={Hardeep Singh and Eric J. Thomas and Shrinidi Mani and Dean F. Sittig and Harvinder Arora and Donna Espadas and Myrna M. Khan and Laura A. Petersen},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={169 17},
  pages={
          1578-86
        }
}
BACKGROUND Given the fragmentation of outpatient care, timely follow-up of abnormal diagnostic imaging results remains a challenge. We hypothesized that an electronic medical record (EMR) that facilitates the transmission and availability of critical imaging results through either automated notification (alerting) or direct access to the primary report would eliminate this problem. METHODS We studied critical imaging alert notifications in the outpatient setting of a tertiary care Department… CONTINUE READING

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