What are Actionable Findings in Radiology?
Radloop fills a major gap in patient care
An actionable finding (AF) is a finding on a medical imaging report that requires further evaluation. AFs include critical findings (CF) and non-critical incidental findings (IF).
According to the ACR white paper on parameters for communication of diagnostic imaging findings:
“Critical findings suggest a need for immediate or urgent intervention.
Incidental findings are those that the interpreting physician believes are significant and unexpected, may have a reasonable probability of impacting the patients’ health, and may not require immediate attention but, if not acted on, may worsen over time and likely result in an adverse patient outcome.”
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What are Critical Findings & what’s the difference?
Critical Findings (CF) are a subcategory of Actionable Findings (AF) that suggest a need for more immediate intervention. Critical findings often require physicians to make an urgent phone call or other form of direct, non-routine contact to the ordering provider about a pathology requiring immediate intervention. The types of findings, defined as critical, are determined by an institutional committee of physicians. While important, these findings are best-handled directly clinician-to-clinician, while non-critical actionable findings often don’t have the same level of closed-loop communication and follow-up.
Radloop focuses on actionable, non-critical findings, such as incidental findings. These require diligent follow-up care, but the current systems are not set up to ensure closed-loop communication with patients and providers. The Radloop application targets these important results that are at a higher risk of falling through the cracks.
The Radloop Solution:
Radloop Actionable Findings
Radloop fills a major care gap in patient care. Incidental findings are managed differently than critical findings but deserve the same attention and diligence. Although not necessarily significant today, incidental findings may have a big impact on a patient’s health in the future.
Radloop’s algorithm automatically finds important incidental findings in the text of radiology reports and extracts them to ensure proper follow-up. Patients are notified of findings and scheduled for follow-up if necessary. We integrate seamlessly with EMRs and can also be accessed through our own platform. Radloop ensures reliable closure of actionable incidental findings.
Why work with Radloop?
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Radloop is an industry-leading platform that represents the future of modern healthcare. We are on a mission to solve a major gap in healthcare today. We leverage the power of AI and natural language processing to improve patient care and lower the burden on our healthcare professionals. We have years of experience working with radiology practices, billing companies, insurance companies, and hospitals to implement robust interoperable communication . We integrate seamlessly with EMRs and have a dedicated, responsive team to help make Radloop the best solution for your situation. At Radloop, we are at the forefront of using healthcare data to improve patient outcomes
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