Promoting Cancer Screening: Office
Systems for Success
Originally broadcast January 20, 2011
Robert W. Morrow, MD
Naomi Bloomfield, MD
OB/GYN Health Center Associates
Community Care Physicians
Implementation of guideline concordant cancer screening and treatment is a proven method for ensuring the early detection and proper treatment of cancer. Multi-level barriers present challenges for physicians and patients with adhering to cancer screening guidelines. Office systems to increase adherence to cancer screening guidelines for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer will be presented. These systems will include simple, proven, non-electronic methods and the use of electronic medical records (EMR’s).
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:
- Describe components of successful systems (EMR’s, office staff involvement, tracking, reminders to MD and patient.) to increase compliance with guidelines.
- Present a practice that has a systematic process for assuring cancer screening is provided for all eligible patients from screening to follow up.
- Discuss provider and patient barriers to cancer screening and practical strategies for addressing barriers.
Continuing Education Credits
School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
It has been assigned Provider Code PA# 157N.
Course code PA# 157N-250; 1.0 contact hour.
School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.
Continuing education credits are available until January 2014.
The planners and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.
No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.