Change Ideas

  1. Focus on data discipline to support to support primary care providers to screen populations with the intent to identify abdominal aortic aneurysm
    • Implement use of Reminders or Alerts to prompt primary care providers to assess the opportunity to screen
    • Utilize the EMR to capture:
      • Identification of eligible patients
      • Screening rates
      • Patients refusing or not ready for screening
  2. Complete outreach to patients
    • Letters
    • Email
    • Phone calls
  3. Decision support aids for Patients
    • Provision of website links paper-based information tools to support screening decision
  4. Decision support aids for health care professionals (HCP)
    • HCP and staff training/education (e.g., AAA screening best practices).
    • Implement an AAA medical directive (e.g., Vascular Health Medical Directives when available) to enhance capacity for interprofessional team collaboration in care delivery
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Vascular Health Primary Care Work Group
Last Updated: June 30, 2017