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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Check Out OCHIN Resources to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. OCHIN offers a suite of resources to help members increase screening rates, prevent patients from falling through the cracks, and save lives.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. for both men and women. However, screening is an effective preventive measure. If signs of pre-cancer are found during screening, colorectal cancer can be completely prevented. More than a third of adults over the age of 50 are not screened appropriately. Many of the vulnerable patient populations OCHIN members serve are at elevated risk for colorectal cancer.

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Research to practice: Evidence and tools to improve colon cancer screening in OCHIN Epic

Screen to Prevent Colon Cancer, or STOP-CRC, was a five-year research collaboration between Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Group Health Research Institute, and OCHIN. Funded by the National Cancer Institute, the study was completed in December 2018. Resources developed through this project are now available to the OCHIN (Epic) collaborative.

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New on Ella: OCHIN Epic Colorectal Cancer Screening Improvement Guide v2.0

The revised edition of the OCHIN Epic Colorectal Cancer Screening Improvement Guide brings together the full complement of OCHIN tools, reports, and recommended workflows. The Guide also features case studies by OCHIN members, highlighting successful innovations that improved this clinical quality measure, and patient outcomes.

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Care Everywhere Referrals Management (CERM) Milestones

Care Everywhere Referrals Management (CERM) is a closed loop Epic-to-Epic referral solution that accelerates and streamlines the referral process. OCHIN has made it a strategic priority, to implement CERM with as many Epic partners as possible. Since this spring, OCHIN has made great strides toward meeting this goal.

In partnership with Care Everywhere Regional User Groups in California and Oregon, OCHIN is participating in setting statewide standards for CERM implementation.

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The Development of the Epic Eligibility Assistance Tool for UDS 2018 Reporting

In May of 2018, OCHIN unveiled the Epic Eligibility Assistance Tool—a tool designed to help clinics report annual insurance assists to HRSA as part of Uniform Data System (UDS) requirements. What follows is a story of collaboration, demonstrating that often the lessons learned in the development of OCHIN tools are just as important as the tools themselves.

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