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Technology-based closed-loop tracking for improving communication and follow-up of pathology results.

Rajan SS, Baldwin JL, Giardina TD, et al. Technology-based closed-loop tracking for improving communication and follow-up of pathology results. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(1):e262-e266. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000759.

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February 2, 2022
Rajan SS, Baldwin JL, Giardina TD, et al. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(1):e262-e266.

Radiofrequency identification (RFID) technology has been most commonly used in perioperative settings to improve patient safety. This study explored whether RFID technology can improve process measures in laboratory settings, such as order tracking, specimen processing, and test result communication. Findings indicate that RFID-tracked orders were more likely to have completed testing process milestones and were completed more quickly.