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Retina Scan Pilot

posted Dec 10, 2013, 10:25 AM by PC/SM Chief Resident
From Joe: 

This one week pilot was completed last week -- We were able to test 97 patients.   The pilot program goal was to test 50 patients across 2 sites, so needless-to-say we did well.

Over the next 1-2 weeks I will be getting the results from Ophtho.   Many will not need follow-up more than the "routine" 1 year retina screen for DM, but others will have abnormalities which require sooner f/u.    I will be working with the Ophtho Dept and our referral coordinators to arrange this follow-up.   I will also make sure all results are forwarded to PCPs as well.    Lastly, I will populate the DM flowsheet with the results.    There is also a process to give results to the patients (I'm not clear if this will be phone calls or letters or both -- will clarify once I'm clear).

I place most of the orders, but some of the add-onpatients had orders placed by the indvidual PCPs -- If you get results back can you route them to me please.   I want to track all the abnormal results and make sure patients get f/u care if needed.

I'm hoping that this will prove to be good for patient care, but as with most things, the devil is in the details -- will keep you posted on the results

Thank you for all your support last week.    Special thanks to Tahneeta, Eliana, and Maria for their organizational efforts -- please thank them in person as well.
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