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Murphy DR, Meyer AN, Bhise V
Computerized triggers of big data to detect delays in follow-up of chest imaging results.
A "trigger" algorithm was used to identify delays in follow-up of abnormal chest imaging results in a large national clinical data warehouse of electronic health record (EHR) data. In this study, the authors applied a trigger in a repository hosting EHR data from all Department of Veterans Affairs health-care facilities and analyzed data from seven facilities. The investigators concluded that application of triggers on "big" EHR data may aid in identifying patients experiencing delays in diagnostic evaluation of chest imaging results suspicious for malignancy.
Citation: Murphy DR, Meyer AN, Bhise V . Computerized triggers of big data to detect delays in follow-up of chest imaging results. Chest 2016 Sep;150(3):613-20. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2016.05.001..
Keywords: Imaging, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Information Technology (HIT), Data, Diagnostic Safety and Quality, Cancer