Tracking needs, increasing awareness, and supporting decisions: A Guideline Based Tool for Increasing Cancer Screening Rates

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$999,992.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
200-2012-52873
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
HHS200201252873
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Buffalo Grove, IL, 60089-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
141253797
Principal Investigator:
DerShungYang
DerShung.Yang@brightoutcome.com
Business Contact:
DerShungYang
DerShung.Yang@brightoutcome.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer can be successfully prevented and/or diagnosed and successfully treated at the earliest stages through use of appropriate and timely screening and adequate follow-up and care coordination. Recognizing the importance of cancer screening, groups like the American Cancer Society and the United States Preventative Services Task Force have developed cancer-screening guidelines. The long-term goal of this project is to increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening rates by developing a two-pronged, consumer and provider-based application that is a guideline-based cancer screening decision support and tracking system that will provide cancer screening decision support to the general public and physicians; a tracking system that allows physicians to follow patients as they progress through the screening continuum; a feedback report that alerts physicians to the status of their practice's screening rates; and relevant patient education materials. The technical objectives for this Phase II proposal are to 1) continue developing and refining system features related to cancer screening tracking and decision support; 2) develop integration solutions to allow this product to co-exist with other commercial EHR systems; and 3) evaluate the consumer-based and provider based products to assess their usability, acceptability, and effectiveness at increasing cancer screening guideline adherence

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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