Improving Guideline Adherence for Incidental Findings via Education and Clinical Decision Support Tools

November 13, 2019 | Article

Incidental findings (IF) are increasingly common and most healthcare organizations find IF management a significant challenge. Management of incidental findings is often insufficient, sometimes allowing patients to fall through the cracks and opening organizations up to liability.  A new study showed that radiologist education and an easily-accessible clinical decision support (CDS) tool embedded into radiology workflow improved adherence to American College of Radiology-recommended guidelines from 67 percent to 87 percent for incidentally-found lesions.

The HealthMyne Platform makes ACR guidelines for  incidental findings accessible in the clinical workflow. Additionally, the platform provides active tracking of patients with incidental findings, helping ensure that patients receive timely follow-up and care. Learn more here.