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Colorectal Cancer Screening and Risk Assessment Workflow and Documentation Guide for Health Center NextGen Users
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Colorectal Cancer Screening and Risk Assessment Workflow and Documentation Guide for Health Center NextGen Users

Initially developed by Harbor Health Services in collaboration with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and NACHC

This Guide provides focused documentation to assist users of NextGen software to improve the process of assessing, documenting, tracking, and following up on colorectal cancer screening. The Guide gives particular attention to assessment of personal and family risk and the tracking and follow-up of screening results that are not addressed in the standard NextGen guidance documents. This work aims to improve health center compliance with HRSA Uniform Data Systems (UDS) colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) through the development and implementation of workflows that produce accurate and reliable structured data and enable proactive outreach and timely follow-up with patients due for CRCS or follow-up testing. This optimization enables health centers to harness broader evidence-based strategies to improve CRCS compliance, and ultimately, health outcomes.

Access the guide in the resource links below!

Intended AudienceHealth center training, quality, and clinical staff

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This resource collection was compiled by the HITEQ staff with portions contributed by Chris Espersen, HITEQ Advisory Committee member and Independent Contractor and Past President of Midwest Clinicians Network; Shane McBride, Independent Contractor and Past Vice President of Quality and Clinical Systems at South End Community Health Center; Chris Grasso, Associate Director for Informatics & Data Services- The Fenway Institute; and Ed Phippen, Principal - Phippen Consulting, LLC.

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