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Error in Text Letters 5. Singh H, Thomas EJ, Mani S, et al. Timely follow-up of abnormal diagnostic The technology to overload PCPs with information is here. imaging test results in an outpatient setting: are electronic medical records However, with innovations such as those suggested by achieving their potential? Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(17):1578-1586. McDonald, we need to develop or use existing technologies, coupled with other systemic changes, to now unburden PCPs. In Reply We thank Dr McDonald for his observations on our stud- ies and agree that primary care practitioners (PCPs) deserve Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH more signal and less noise through their electronic health rec- Dean F. Sittig, PhD ord (EHR)-related alerts. Primary care practitioners must also agree on the signal itself—what types of information they want Author Affiliations: Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, or need to receive. We have found that physicians often dis- Houston VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Center of agree about the importance or urgency of alert content. Dr Excellence Center of Excellence, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Section of Health Services Research, Houston, Texas (Singh); McDonald’s example (ie, transmission of abnormal vs all test University of Texas School http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

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Letters 5. Singh H, Thomas EJ, Mani S, et al. Timely follow-up of abnormal diagnostic The technology to overload PCPs with information is here. imaging test results in an outpatient setting: are electronic medical records However, with innovations such as those suggested by achieving their potential? Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(17):1578-1586. McDonald, we need to develop or use existing technologies, coupled with other systemic changes, to now unburden PCPs. In Reply We thank Dr McDonald for...
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Letters 5. Singh H, Thomas EJ, Mani S, et al. Timely follow-up of abnormal diagnostic The technology to overload PCPs with information is here. imaging test results in an outpatient setting: are electronic medical records However, with innovations such as those suggested by achieving their potential? Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(17):1578-1586. McDonald, we need to develop or use existing technologies, coupled with other systemic changes, to now unburden PCPs. In Reply We thank Dr McDonald for his observations on our stud- ies and agree that primary care practitioners (PCPs) deserve Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH more signal and less noise through their electronic health rec- Dean F. Sittig, PhD ord (EHR)-related alerts. Primary care practitioners must also agree on the signal itself—what types of information they want Author Affiliations: Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, or need to receive. We have found that physicians often dis- Houston VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Center of agree about the importance or urgency of alert content. Dr Excellence Center of Excellence, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Section of Health Services Research, Houston, Texas (Singh); McDonald’s example (ie, transmission of abnormal vs all test University of Texas School

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