Mitigate Risk with Screening Tests
March 10, 2020
Screening tests have become prevalent today in medical practice due to their diagnostic value in helping to identify potential health problems early or detect disease in patients who aren’t yet showing any symptoms.
While screening tests such as X-rays, complete blood counts and colonoscopies are critically important, medical practices, hospitals and facilities must also ensure that these tests are carefully tracked – from the initial test recommendation to the communication of the results.
An inadequate tracking and follow-up process for screening tests could result in missing or delaying critical diagnoses. Further, as this process can involve multiple people across different healthcare organizations, the tracking process can be vulnerable to breakdowns.
ISMIE can help your organization avoid these potential pitfalls. Learn more with our online resource Screening Tests, covering how you can limit your risk.
Questions? Contact the ISMIE Risk Management team by email or call 800-782-4767.