Colon cancer screening doubles with new e-health record use

Researchers used electronic health records to identify Group Health patients who weren’t screened regularly for cancer of the colon and rectum — and to encourage them to be screened. This centralized, automated approach doubled these patients’ rates of on-time screening — and saved health costs — over two years. The Mar. 5 Annals of Internal Medicine published the randomized controlled trial.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-03/ghr…


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