Kenneth J. Keller, MD, FACR, Medical Director of Trinity Health’s Radiology Department, says the nation’s hospitals and mammography centers would be wise to adopt layers of security similar to what Trinity Health has in place in order to protect the integrity of breast cancer screening.
Dr. Keller was commenting on the case of a hospital mammographer in Georgia, who was found guilty of falsifying mammogram reports on more than a thousand patients by bypassing the role of a radiologist and issuing bogus reports that claimed mammograms were normal even though many had abnormalities that turned out to be cancerous.
Dr. Keller says such clinical misconduct would be nearly impossible to carry out at Trinity Health, thanks to a system of numerous checks and balances.
First of all, with our electronic record every radiologist has a username and password that is unique to that individual, and the passwords are changed frequently,” he explained. “”Secondly