Handling the interpretation of outside studies or "curbside" consults can be a daily problem for many radiology departments. In this article, we describe the efforts of a resident quality improvement project to create a more streamlined workflow for the interpretation of outside studies. The principle goal of this project was to ensure that at our teaching hospital, any outside study presented to a resident on call also received a final staff interpretation. An additional goal of this project was to use the digital tools available in our department to streamline the workflow for providing these outside interpretations. The result is an integrated workflow that allows for increased resident supervision as well as a potential new source of revenue in being able to generate billable interpretations.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging