A prominent radiation oncologist gave a shout-out to structured EHR data during a keynote session at RSNA 2014, as part of a plea for better communication among radiologists, referring physicians, and patients.

"The electronic medical record gives us an opportunity to think creatively about how to make our reports more readable," said Lawrence Marks, M.D., chair of clinical research at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. "Maybe the reports could start to look like a checklist, with a supplemental narrative."

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