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Patient Exam Data Reconciliation Tool

By Gloria Lobo-Stratton, Tyran Mercer and Raimund Polman

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Since the introduction of Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) into the medical radiology community, the efficiency and workflow of radiology departments adopting this technology has been improved to a degree much greater than initially anticipated. Although technological advances fuel efficiency and improve workflow, medical mistakes become prevalent as a result. This observation underscores the need for active measures by PACS quality assurance personnel to prevent human and machine errors from contributing to the total of avoidable medical errors, particularly in the area of diagnostic imaging

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Publisher: Springer-Verlag
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:3045169
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