Journal article

The impact of physician use of electronic medical records on colorectal cancer screening.

Devon Paula Richardson, Corinne Daly, Qing Li, Rinku Sutradhar, Elisabeth M Del Giudice, Lawrence Frank Paszat, Jill Tinmouth, Linda Rabeneck, Nancy N Baxter

Journal of Clinical Oncology | American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) | Published : 2014

Abstract

288 Background: The use of electronic medical records (EMR) by primary care physicians (PCP) is promoted as a method to enhance screening rates, however the impact of these systems on screening participation is uncertain. The purpose of this study was to determine if the use of EMR among a population-based sample of Ontario PCPs affects the colorectal cancer (CRC) screening participation of their patients. Methods: A survey was sent to 1,463 randomly selected PCPs in Ontario regarding adoption of EMR and cancer screening management enabled by EMR. Patients who were treated by PCP survey respondents were identified from administrative health care databases and were included if they were elig..

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