Sunday, June 11, 2006

EHRs Could Aid Follow-Up Cancer Care

Buffalo researchers have reported progress in a novel project to help physicians and insurers prevent women from failing to obtain follow-up mammograms or biopsies.
By linking electronic medical records between doctors and health insurers, it's possible to identify nearly every woman who does not receive appropriate follow-up treatment and set up a notification system to ensure they obtain the needed care, said Dr. Stephen B. Edge, who presented the findings at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Atlanta.

Buffalo News

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