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J Clin Outcomes Manage 
2012 Mar;19(3):111-115
Incidential radiology findings: effectiveness of a radiology-electronic medical records interface system for improving communication
Emerman CL

Abstract Objective: To report on a quality assurance program to improve communication with regard to radiologic findings. Methods: Quality improvement report. Results: Incidental findings requiring follow-up are common occurrences, particularly for thoraco-abdominal CT scans. We found that many of these findings do not have a follow-up plan documented in the medical record. We significantly improved the rate of documented communication using technology that recognizes text strings in the radiology report. Conclusion: An automated system of recognizing incidental findings notations in the radiology reports through an electronic medical records system that generated reports to clinicians and letters to patients improves patient safety.

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