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Health Data Management: EHR Nudges Boost Cancer Screening Orders, Streamline Workflow

Mitesh Patel contributed to this article. “The University of Pennsylvania Health System programmed a best-practice alert into its electronic health record to automatically prompt medical assistants to either accept or decline a cancer screening order. The EHR “nudge” implemented at three different Penn primary care practices resulted in a 22 percent increase in screening order rates for breast cancer, compared with practices without the alert. In addition, the colorectal cancer order rate rose by almost 14 percent vs. the other practices.” Read more at HealthDataManagement, EHR Intelligence, Radiology Business

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