Colorectal cancer screening
A community cancer coalition employs navigators who work with community health centers in rural areas to identify those in need of colorectal cancer screening via colonoscopy and facilitate access to such screening, leading to more referrals and screenings and to more cancers and precancerous polyps being detected and treated.
A primary care clinic serving primarily Cantonese patients offers eligible individuals who come in for a visit during influenza season an influenza shot and a home fecal occult blood test, leading to a significant increase in colorectal cancer screening.
A rural medical practice redesigned its care processes to allow multidisciplinary care teams to use a new electronic health record system that features real-time documentation and information sharing and various tools to facilitate the provision of appropriate care, leading to significant improvements in screening rates and high satisfaction for medically underserved patients in Alaska.
Health plan members due for colorectal cancer screening and at low risk for the disease receive an automated educational call and a test kit to compete at home and return by mail, leading to a fourfold increase in the likelihood of screening in this hard-to-reach population.
Patients track preventive health needs, complete health risk assessments, and obtain educational information through an online interactive health record integrated with their practice's electronic health record, leading to improvements in the provision of preventive care.
A solo practitioner leverages various functions within the electronic medical record to redesign care processes, leading to greater adherence to recommended care processes and improved outcomes for patients with diabetes.
A primary care clinic offers patients 3- to 5-minute educational video modules, leading to enhanced patient knowledge without placing incremental demands on physicians and staff.
A one-time personalized electronic message from a patient's primary care physician did not increase colorectal cancer screening rates in eligible adults overdue for such screening.
Through its commercial electronic medical record system, a large internal medicine practice provides physicians with unobtrusive reminders related to 16 standardized measures and makes it easy for them to order recommended tests or treatment or document legitimate exceptions, leading to better performance on these measures.
An inner-city breast examination center serving low-income, minority women educates patients about colorectal cancer screening and assists them in getting a colonoscopy screening test, leading to enhanced interest in and access to such screening.