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Important nonurgent imaging findings: use of a hybrid digital and administrative support tool for facilitating clinician communication

      Abstract

      A departmental tool that provides a digital/administrative solution for communication of important imaging findings was evaluated.
      The tool allows the radiologist to click a button to mark an examination for ordering physician follow-up with subsequent fax and confirmation. The tool's log was reviewed.
      Of 466 entries; 99.4% were successfully faxed with phone confirmation. Most common reasons for usage were lung nodule/mass (29.2%) and osseous fracture (12.4%). Subsequent clinical action was documented in 41.0% of entries.
      Our data show the reliability of the tool in assisting the communication of findings, as well as providing documentation of notification, with minimal workflow disruption.

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