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Information Systems in Emergency Department Diagnostic Imaging

  • Jamlik-Omari Johnson
  • Nabile M. Safdar
Chapter
Part of the Evidence-Based Imaging book series (Evidence-Based Imag.)

Abstract

Information systems that support diagnostic imaging in emergency settings have the potential to improve efficiency, quality, and patient safety while moderating costs. The imaging value chain includes forming a diagnostic inquiry, performing a diagnostic procedure, establishing a diagnostic result, and completing communication and follow-up tasks. This cycle serves as a useful framework to assess existing information systems and emerging technologies.

Keywords

Emergency radiology Informatics Quality PACS Decision support Reporting Evidence-based imaging 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Imaging SciencesEmory University School of Medicine, Emory University HospitalAtlantaUSA

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