Actionable Findings

Communicate. Document. Close the Loop.

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When Actionable Findings are not communicated or acted on appropriately, there can be dire consequences for patients and costly malpractice claims for providers.

Eon EPM closes the loop on required follow-up documentation, as well as triggers next steps to ensure patient capture. Provider-to-provider communication is confirmed, reducing delay in follow-up care, and allowing hospitals to follow the trigger and capture the follow-up exam.

>32%

of radiology reports contain an Actionable Finding

≈50%

will not receive recommended follow-up

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What are Actionable Findings?

Actionable Findings are unexpected results that should be acted on. In radiology, certain findings require special communication with referring clinicians. Both The American College of Radiology (ACR) and The Joint Commission (TJC) have provided guidance on Actionable Findings, each designating three categories that require communication and clinical decision.

Actionable Findings Module

Critical, Urgent, and Incidental findings are part of everyday exams. Close the communication loop.

  • Critical

    ACR

    Category # 1

    Communication and clinical decision within

    minutes

  • Urgent

    ACR

    Category # 2

    Communication and clinical decision within

    hours

  • Incidentals

    ACR

    Category # 3

    Communication and clinical decision within

    days

  • Failure to Comply

    Inadequate communication and follow-up of Actionable Findings represent a serious breakdown point in the diagnostic process and presents potential patient harm. This can result in:

    The Eon Advantage

    Actionable Findings Solution

    Eon EPM provides an end-to-end Actionable Findings module that integrates with any EMR and RIS (radiology information system). It closes the loop on required follow-up documentation while activating the trigger to track longitudinal follow-up and ensure patient capture.

    How it Works

    01

    Radiologist Identifies Finding

    02

    Radiologist Notifies Ordering Physician About Finding

    03

    Eon EPM Adds Finding into Dashboard

    04

    Communication is Documented

    05

    Navigator Closes the Loop on Communication

    06

    Navigator Activates on Trigger for Next Steps

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    What’s In It For You?

    An Actionable Findings solution for everyone.

    Navigators & Coordinators

    • Track and document communication
    • Break down communication silos
    • Ensure appropriate follow-up happens at critical times
    • Leverage technology to help more patients

    Providers & Clinicians

    • Adhere to guideline-based follow-up
    • Improve patient outcomes
    • Decrease liability and practice with confidence

    Radiologists

    • Assurance that findings are followed up on
    • Meet MIPS, PA 112, and other legislative mandates for communication
    • Doesn't disrupt workflow
    • Incorporate local and regional dictation preferences

    Hospital Executives

    • Advance provider-to-provider communication
    • Decrease the chance of future liability
    • Improve quality of care
    • Grow hospital service lines
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    Eon Actionable Findings

    Features and Attributes

    Identification

    Leverage Natural Language Processing models (NLP) to register actionable results and document provider communication.

    • Identifies Actionable Findings based on semi-structured requirements
    • Automatically collates patients with Actionable Findings and ensures documentation occurs
    • Provides flexibility to incorporate local and regional radiologist dictation preferences
    • Creates an Actionable Finding worklists to understand communication and follow-up exam next steps

    Close the Communication Loop

    Automate and confirm documentation of communication from ONE intuitive dashboard.

    • Monitor documentation to confirm providers and patients are notified of the finding and the recommended next step
    • Facilitate prompt follow-up when it matters most
    • Allows facilities to close the patient record knowing the communication loop has been closed

    Activate on Triggers

    Drive compliance, improve quality of care, and reduce risk of legal liability with an advanced, guideline-based solution.

    • Manage patient record to ensure patient capture and follow-up of next exam
    • Automate serial surveillance for non-acute incidental findings
    • Always know recommended next steps and patients’ status
    Factors That Disrupt Follow-Up
    51%
    Delays in readings or delays caused by discrepancies
    31%
    Failure to communicate findings to responsible provider
    8%
    Critical/verbal findings were not verbally communicated
    5%
    Findings acknowledge but not acted upon
    5%
    Findings available but not acknowledged

    Best-In-Class Solution and Support

    From security, to implementation, to client support—Eon’s got you covered with:

    • HIPAA, HITECH Act, and SOC 2 Type II compliance
    • A cloud-based, AWS-hosted solution that requires no new hardware or on-premise maintenance
    • No workstation software loads
    • VPN connectivity to a HL7 feed from the EHR to AWS, can also include bi-directional HL7 integration (EPM to EHR) for integration of patient and provider letters in the EHR
    • Software updates and upgrades seamlessly rolled out free of charge
    • Multi-site deployment for hospital systems and IDNs with multiple facilities
    • Unlimited user access to the application with no additional cost
    • Quick implementation with ongoing client support
    • Less than 1-minute customer support response time

    The Eon Edge

    Learn more about Actionable Findings and how Eon’s advanced solution closes the loop on communication.

    Ready to identify, track, and improve outcomes with the most advanced Actionable Findings solution on the market? Get started with your demo and ensure no patient falls through the cracks.

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