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Data entry issues in the PACS environment
Author(s): Stefanie Lattner; Walter F. Good; John M. Herron; David Gur
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Paper Abstract

To assess the type and frequency of data entry errors, we implemented an interface between a radiology information system and a Kodak image-management system. During a patient verification process that included 2,550 cases transmitted from 15 acquisition devices and archived on our system, 195 cases (7.6%) had mismatches that could not be corrected without manual intervention. These included multiple misspellings, errors in the patient identification numbers, and errors due to the incomplete entry of information from the emergency room (trauma cases). Our results clearly demonstrate the need for a comprehensive patient identification and verification function prior to permanent archiving of imaging information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1994
PDF: 80 pages
Proc. SPIE 2165, Medical Imaging 1994: PACS: Design and Evaluation, (15 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174303
Show Author Affiliations
Stefanie Lattner, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
Walter F. Good, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
John M. Herron, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)
David Gur, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2165:
Medical Imaging 1994: PACS: Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost M.D., Editor(s)

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