Social determinants of healthcare, such as wealth, zip codes, insurance status, etc. certainly impact health outcomes. Given that much of this information already exists in structured form and relatively easy to access, it would be interesting to conduct a batch review of how these determinants affect certain radiology metrics, such as type and number of imaging studies conducted, screening mammograms vs diagnostic, follow-up tracking, rate of incidental findings, etc.
Related, there are abundant opportunities to increase access to screening radiology exams, such as mammography, virtual colonoscopy, coronary calcium screening and CT lung cancer screening. Eligible patient populations will be identified using EPIC, existing IT tools, and partnership with patient advocacy groups and the School of Public Health.