Session # ASD31

If we build it patients will come: A healthcare system's approach to improve identification of at-risk individuals, increase genetic counseling referrals, and build patient management using a digital tool and EMR


Take home points:

  1. The purpose of this study was to show that a digital, integrated cancer risk assessment tool betters identifies high-risk patients and leads to increased referrals and better access to cancer prevention services.
  2. The CARE program drove a 635% increase in cancer genetic counseling referrals and 870% increase in referrals for high-risk breast program.
  3. The CARE Program better identifies high-risk patients by addressing both provider knowledge and clinic time constraint barriers.
  4. EMR-integration of risk scores paired with actionable Best Practice Advisors at the time of appointment improves guideline-based referral rates to genetic counseling and high-risk breast screenings

  • Authors: Chelsea Menke; Courtney Rice; Heather Fecteau; Haley Keller; Shannon Kiernan
  • Collaborators: TriHealth Cancer Institute
  • Conference: NSGC 2023
  • Date: Wednesday, Oct 18, 2023 5:00pm - 6:30pm

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