Close the Loop on Patient Follow-up

ActKnowledge™ Monitors and Sets Alerts

Monitoring at-risk patients to help them stay as healthy as possible is a key component in outcomes-based healthcare. Illuminate® ActKnowledge makes it easy to track the surveillance and follow-up treatment of at-risk patients – whether they are suffering from chronic diseases or have just been diagnosed with an incidental or critical finding.

Integration Keeps Everyone Involved

ActKnowledge is integrated with Illuminate applications to provide a seamless flow of information from patient identification to patient/physician notification and follow-up. Radiologists can automatically move a patient into ActKnowledge while working in PatientView using their normal dictation procedure. Staff members can export their proactive search findings in InSight for individual or even entire population of patients into the ActKnowledge workflow.

Expanding the Role in Patient Care

Without adding steps to their normal workflow, radiologists can be sure through ActKnowledge that non-routine results are communicated personally to caregivers and patients and appropriate follow-up procedures are in place. Whether a call needs to be in 30 minutes or six months, you now have a structured reporting mechanism to document and track your communication.

“With ActKnowledge, we have the confidence of knowing that information on incidental findings is being delivered to our referring physicians and their patients.”

Mark McKinney, MD
Chairman, Interventional Radiologist
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology
University of Tennessee

Link Seamlessly to Other Illuminate® Applications

ActKnowledge places identified patients into a work queue that corresponds to their disease state; then the work queues are accessed by staff members who contact physicians and/or patients, document their communications, and move the patient to the next follow-up queue. ActKnowledge is being used by radiology practices today to monitor at-risk patients identified through:

  • Incidental findings, such as lung nodules or abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Lung screen programs
  • IVC filter-removal programs
  • Evaluation of chronic conditions within an organization’s unique patient population