Automated Delivery of Clinical Follow-Up to the Radiologist via E-Mail: Feasibility Study of a New Information Technology Algorithm.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Aug;211(2):400-404. doi: 10.2214/AJR.17.19375. Epub 2018 Jun 12. Dibble EH1, Binns E2, Ellermeier A1, March BT1, Baird GL1,3, Mayo-Smith WW1, Movson JS1.
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to develop an automated process for radiologists to obtain clinical follow-up on radiology reports via HIPAA-compliant e-mail and to determine what follow-up data were collected and whether they were relevant to the radiology reports.
CONCLUSION: The algorithm generated high-yield follow-up data for radiologists that may improve patient care by facilitating radiologist engagement and self-assessment.