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Dr Miriam Stoppard: DIY test could boost amount of cervical cancer screenings

Earlier this year I expressed ­concern that frighteningly large numbers of women weren’t ­taking up cancer screening ­appointments. There are many reasons why women are slow to respond to requests for these crucial tests. In the first instance, a smear test involves a technician taking a sample of cells from the cervix by way of… Read More »

EHR ‘nudges’ increase clinician ordering of cancer screenings

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… Read More »