Navigation Links
PACS improves radiologists' use of clinical decision support systems
Date:6/30/2011

Integration with a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) improves radiologists' use of clinical decision support tools, according to a study in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (www.jacr.org).

Decision support systems for radiologists can provide information during image interpretation that may improve diagnostic accuracy and increase radiologists' confidence. However, most decision support systems require radiologists to exit the PACS environment, which may deter busy radiologists from pursuing decision support.

Forty-eight radiology residents were randomly assigned to one of two groups: the control group was provided access to a radiology clinical decision support tool via standard Web browser access, which required manual login. The experimental group was provided access to the same tool through a one-click launch from within PACS with an automated login. Halfway through the 10-month study period, the groups were switched.

Results showed that the experimental (integrated) group had higher use that the control (nonintegrated) group by a factor of 3.0. When integrated access was removed from the experimental group, their use fell by 52 percent. When integrated access was granted to the control group, their use rose by 20 percent.

"Our results indicate that integrating decision support into the PACS workflow significantly increased use of the tool compared with the nonintegrated approach. Although both methods of decision support showed steady increases in usage over the first five months of the study, the group with integrated access logged three times the number of sessions as the nonintegrated group, confirming a strong initial association between integration and use," said Matthew B. Morgan, MD, MS, lead author of the study.

"Decision support tools that are embedded into the clinical workflow have the best chance of improving quality of care. The bottom line is, we should always be striving to make it easier for people to do the right thing, and even small steps in this direction can make a big difference," said Morgan.

"Embedding decision support tools into the workflow is an effective way to increase usage. While this may seem intuitive, not enough is done by PACS vendors and radiology IT groups in this regard," he said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Heather Curry
PR@acr.org
703-390-9822
American College of Radiology
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Extended sleep improves the athletic performance of collegiate basketball players
2. CT angiography improves detection of heart disease in African-Americans
3. Life Expectancy Improves for Type 1 Diabetics
4. Innovative duct tape strategy saves hospitals time, money; improves infection prevention
5. Study shows pine bark naturally improves heart function
6. Marriage improves odds of surviving colon cancer
7. Study suggests drug significantly improves glycemic control in type 1 diabetics on insulin
8. Coffee drinking improves hepatitis C treatment response
9. Therapeutic melanoma vaccine improves response rate, progression-free survival
10. Sexual health of men with chronic heart failure significantly improves with CRT
11. Music therapy relieves fibromyalgia symptoms and improves patients quality of life
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... 30, 2016 , ... World Patent Marketing , a ... an automotive invention that improves the storage features of a pick up truck. ... Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent Marketing. "Over the next ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Since launching its ... charitable foundation serving the footwear industry, has broken all previous participation records in ... companies across 23 states during the months of April and May, the 2016 ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... ... Our bodies are bombarded daily by environmental and lifestyle factors that can ... to adopt a more healthful diet, but too many people think that food has ... and the creator of the Newport Beach Cleanse and 14-Day Eating Plan, disagrees whole-heartedly. ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... Torrance, CA (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 ... ... physician advocating optimistic healthcare awareness and author of best seller "LOVE, MEDICINE and ... Talk Radio Monday, May 2, 2016 and podcasted thereafter . Dr. Bernie ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Coast Dental Fort Stewart is celebrating its grand ... in the Exchange Furniture Mall at 112 Vilseck Road in Fort Stewart. There will ... Plus attendees will have the opportunity to meet general dentists Thomas Richards, DDS, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... 2016  While Abbott,s announced purchase of St. ... repair and stent business, healthcare research firm Kalorama ... firmly into patient monitoring.  Kalorama said that patient ... areas, with double-digit growth expected the next 5 ... Remote Patient Monitoring . Abbott Laboratories agreed ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... YORK , April 28, 2016 ... online consumer insights on healthcare, announced today that it ... their report Cool Vendor in Life Sciences, 2016, ... April 15, 2016.  The report focuses on life-science- oriented ... gain insight from patients and doctors, confirm medication ingestion, ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016  ValGenesis, Inc., ... Management Solutions (VLMS) today announced that a ... for sufferers of chronic kidney failure has ... manage their corporate validation process. The global ... software solution to manage their validation processes ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: