The effectiveness of a secure email reminder system for colorectal cancer screening.

David Muller, Judith (Judy) Logan, David Dorr, David Mosen

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This study looks at the effectiveness of using a secure email system linked to an electronic health record to send reminders to patients in an effort to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates; 1397 subjects were randomized to receive usual care, a letter reminder or an email reminder which invited patients to pick up a fecal occult blood test at the lab for CRC screening. The number of completed CRC screenings was tallied after a 3 month study period. Rates of CRC screening in the 3 groups were 7.8% in the usual care group, 23.6% in the letter reminder group and 22.7% in the email group. Significant statistical difference was seen between usual care group and letter reminders (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-461
Number of pages5
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
Volume2009
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Reminder Systems
Early Detection of Cancer
Colorectal Neoplasms
Occult Blood
Electronic Health Records
Hematologic Tests

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