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Authors Hueneberg K, Bohler A, Schroeder G, White T, Sesto ME, Haine JE, Wilke LG, Neuman HB, Tevaarwerk A
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Journal J. Clin. Oncol. Volume: 34 Issue: 3_suppl Pages: 56
Publish Date 2016 Jan 20
PubMed ID 28151245
Abstract

56 Background: Accreditation guidelines require all breast cancer patients receive SCPs within 6 months of end of treatment (EOT) in 2016. SCPs require significant resources to provide, which EHR assistance might decrease. Our objective was to develop a standardized program for creating, providing, and tracking SCPs using an EHR.Clinicians and EHR analysts developed processes for implementing an EHR-based program, using our existing SCP to guide overall structure. We piloted this program 5/2015-6/2015 to identify barriers & facilitators to creating EHR-based SCPs, providing EHR-based visits and EHR-based tracking of both.The pilot included 24 patients (2% of annual volume). Facilitators were: 1) pre-entry of cancer history, 2) clearly defined responsibilities for SCP & visit; barriers were: 3) no identified method to assess concerns or track referrals, 4) variability in EOT due to treatment heterogeneity, 5) limited time during routine follow up for SCP provision. The following changes were implemented: 1) SCP auto-population, requiring consensus on essential clinical data, 2) assigning staff roles (MD, NP/PA, RN) for all aspects of SCP creation & visit provision; 3) creating 1-page survey addressing NCCN recommended topics to pre-screen for concerns discussed at SCP visit and using a visit template to track topics covered plus information and referrals provided, 4) establishing processes and delivery dates for SCP & visit to newly diagnosed patients and 5) developing algorithms for referral for SCP & visit (4-8 weeks from EOT) including adding “SCP visits” to EHR-chemotherapy plans and other auto-reminders. Clinic-wide implementation began 7/2015; updated results will include: EHR-tracked, provision rate, type and frequency of survivor concerns and referral patterns and time for SCP creation and visits. Survivor/clinician satisfaction with EHR-based program will also be included.EHR-based SCP creation, provision and tracking is feasible. Future plans include assessing time and personnel resources required, and comparing the accuracy of EHR-tracking with cancer registry data or other standards used to address guideline compliance.

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