A Novel System to Increase Colorectal Screenings and Ensure Compliance in a Targeted Subset of Patients at Mount Desert Island Hospital

Mount Desert Island Hospital (MDIH) proposes to utilize a novel electronic auditing tool to streamline the process of prompting, scheduling and delivering colorectal screenings to a targeted subset of our patients, with a goal to increase compliance for colorectal screenings by 10-20% in 2016.

Five primary care health centers will participate in this project, receiving access to our newly designed alert system, built upon MDIH’s electronic medical records. Health center staff members and patients will receive comprehensive, coordinated educational materials about colorectal screening, further reinforcing the effectiveness of this project.

 

 

Organization: 
Mount Desert Island Hospital
Grant Amount Given: 
$7,481
Year Issued: 
2016
Grant Category: 
Screening
Types of Cancer: 
Colon
Colorectal

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 Establishing a Patient Navigator Program at Mount Desert Island Hospital $161,614 Navigator Mount Desert Island Hospital
2016 A Novel System to Increase Colorectal Screenings and Ensure Compliance in a Targeted Subset of Patients at Mount Desert Island Hospital $7,481 Screening Mount Desert Island Hospital