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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Atlas SJ, Zai AH, Ashburner JM
Non-visit-based cancer screening using a novel population management system.
The authors evaluated whether involving primary care providers (PCPs) in a visit-independent population management IT application led to more effective cancer screening. They found that involving PCPs in a visit-independent population management IT application resulted in similar cancer screening rates compared with an automated reminder system, but fewer patients were sent reminder letters, suggesting that PCPs were able to identify and exclude from contact patients who would have received automated reminder letters but not undergone screening.
Citation: Atlas SJ, Zai AH, Ashburner JM . Non-visit-based cancer screening using a novel population management system. J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Jul-Aug;27(4):474-85. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2014.04.130319.
Keywords: Cancer, Health Information Technology (HIT), Prevention, Primary Care, Screening
Zai AH, Kim S, Kamis A
Applying operations research to optimize a novel population management system for cancer screening.
The objective of this paper is to optimize a new visit-independent, population-based cancer screening system (TopCare) by using operations research techniques to simulate changes in patient outreach staffing levels (delegates, navigators), modifications to user workflow within the information technology (IT) system, and changes in cancer screening recommendations. Results showed that simulating the impact of changes in staffing, system parameters, and clinical inputs on the effectiveness and efficiency of care can inform the allocation of limited resources in population management.
Citation: Zai AH, Kim S, Kamis A . Applying operations research to optimize a novel population management system for cancer screening. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014 Feb;21(e1):e129-35. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-001681.
Keywords: Cancer, Health Information Technology (HIT), Prevention, Screening, Workflow