DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story


Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

 

 

More IT Matters

IT Matters: The vital role of imaging informatics Two examples of how imaging informatics can improve the image ordering process

A needle in the haystack: Searching for the right information, the right way Tips for helping PACS and the EMR play nice

IT Matters - The need to mitigate data breaches and cyberattacks Five tips to balance great interoperability against the great risks that come with it

IT matters: Virtual and augmented reality in medicine Disruptive technologies are creating a hundred-billion dollar industry

Using big data to improve OR efficiency and margins OR management often relies on outdated methods

See All IT Matters  

Business Affairs Homepage

Brainlab to become distributor of Elekta's stereotactic neurosurgery products in US Already the supplier in select European markets

Q&A with David Pacitti, President of Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. and Head of Siemens Healthineers North America Insights from the show floor at RSNA

Hitachi acquires Mitsubishi Electric’s particle therapy system business Will integrate with Hitachi's own particle therapy division to form one entity

3-D printed middle-ear to correct hearing loss shows promise at RSNA Further evidence of CT and 3-D printing synergy

Edwards acquires Harpoon Medical Company now owns the image-guiding HARPOON System

Philips acquires VitalHealth for an undisclosed amount Adds to its population health management portfolio

Dignity Health, Catholic Health Initiatives agree to merge into giant, new Catholic health system Will provide care in 28 states

Image Diagnostics monitor to be enhanced with new video management system Add-on to the first large field 4k mobile and multi-modality monitor

Top 10 trends and takeaways from RSNA 2017 Are radiologists going the way of the dodo bird? Of course not / Yes, yes they are

Frans van Houten, CEO of Philips, on the future of radiology Discussing the demands for relevant innovations and the arrival of 'clinical data scientists'

Improving radiology through feedback and metrics

By Dr. William Moore
From the August 2017 issue of DOTmed HealthCare Business News magazine

Health care informatics has many facets and is ripe with opportunities for improvement in patient care.

I recall during residency always begging for feedback on our reads. In fact, I remember one attending who would specifically add "feedback would be appreciated" to the end of many of his reports. As you could imagine, he got little or no response to these requests. For years, many of us would carry around pieces of paper, notebooks or some other manual process to follow up on interesting cases. This required us to be fastidious with our notes, but was biased toward “interesting case.”

As the PACS system became more ubiquitous, we demanded the ability to save cases. This was a revolutionary step forward, allowing saving and retrieval of cases with previously unthinkable ease. However, this practice was also flawed. The primary issue is that these systems relied on a human intervention in order to record and follow up on each case. Further, the case selection was biased toward cases the radiologist or the resident determined were interesting enough to warrant the effort to follow up. As the volume of imaging studies increases and reimbursement drops, productivity is critical and one’s ability to spend a significant amount of time on educational, quality assurance and or quality improvement processes is limited.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Servicing GE Nuclear Medicine equipment with OEM trained engineers

We offer full service contracts, PM contracts, rapid response, time and material,camera relocation. Nuclear medicine equipment service provider since 1975. Click or call now for more information 800 96 NUMED



In order to make systems that solve a problem, we must have an understanding of what the issues are and what a success would look like. Lack of feedback on radiology reads is a classic problem that is perfect for an informatics solution. In fact, in the book “Black Box Thinking” by Matthew Syed, mammography is used as an example of why people don’t learn from their mistakes. Currently, most health care facilities have an electronic medical record. These EMRs are packed with data organized in a variety of ways, but typically not organized in a manner designed around a radiologist workflow. Hunting though an EMR for correlative results such as pathology can be a laborious task taking several minutes in the best scenario.

We decided to take this on as a project. With all projects we go through a process of understanding the issue, planning the solution(s), determining what success would look like and determining metrics. The problem we are looking to solve is lack of feedback on the cases read by a radiologist. The importance is related to maintaining quality at the individual and group level, potentially improving quality and uncovering potential systematic bias in reporting/interpretation.
  Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 >>

Business Affairs Homepage


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2017 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED