Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thrall: Healthcare IT can help rads tackle radiation exposure

Thrall, radiologist-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, described five ways that information technology can be used to reduce dose exposure to patients. At the same time, healthcare IT can help increase patient safety; reduce unnecessary workload for radiologists, technologists, and administrative and support staff; reduce expenditures for inappropriate exams; support better "best practice" radiology; and assist clinical decision-making by referring physicians.

Source: AuntMinnie.com

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