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open-access-imgOpen AccessInformation Technology and Cancer Prevention
Jimbo Masahito,
Nease Donald E.,
Ruffin Mack T.,
Rana Gurpreet K.
Publication year2006
Publication title
ca: a cancer journal for clinicians
Resource typeJournals
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Abstract Information technology is rapidly advancing and making its way into many primary care settings. The technology may provide the means to increase the delivery of cancer preventive services. The aim of this systematic review is to examine the literature on information technology impacts on the delivery of cancer preventive services in primary care offices. Thirty studies met our selection criteria. Technology interventions studied to date have been limited to some type of reminder to either patients or providers. Patient reminders have been mailed before appointments, mailed unrelated to an appointment, mailed after a missed appointment, or given at the time of an appointment. Telephone call interventions have not used technology to automate the calls. Provider interventions have been primarily computer‐generated reminders at the time of an appointment. However, there has been limited use of computer‐generated audits, feedback, or report cards. The effectiveness of information technology on increasing cancer screening was modest at best. The full potential of information technology to unload the provider‐patient face‐to‐face encounter has not been examined. There is critical need to study these new technologic approaches to understand the impact and acceptance by providers and patients.
Subject(s)accounting , audit , business , computer science , economic growth , economics , family medicine , health care , health information technology , information technology , law , medicine , medline , nursing , operating system , political science , primary care , psychological intervention
SCImago Journal Rank62.937

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