Development and validation of electronic health record–based triggers to detect delays in follow-up of abnormal lung imaging findings.
Murphy DR, Thomas EJ, Meyer AND, Singh H. Radiology. 2015 May 11; [Epub ahead of print].
Delays in follow-up of abnormal test results are known to contribute to delayed and missed diagnosis. Investigators developed and validated an electronic trigger to identify potential delays in follow-up of abnormal chest computed tomography scans. This study found that more than half of the flagged cases had a true diagnostic delay. This work should lead to prospective evaluation of trigger approaches to enhance test result follow-up.
Impact of health information technology interventions to improve medication laboratory monitoring for ambulatory patients: a systematic review.
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Information overload and missed test results in electronic health record–based settings.
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An initiative to improve the management of clinically significant test results in a large health care network.
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Dalal AK, Pesterev BM, Eibensteiner K, Newmark LP, Samal L, Rothschild JM. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Mar 21; [Epub ahead of print].