Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international campaign to increase awareness of Breast Cancer, support patients who are fighting this disease and raise funds for research. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there are many women who are currently overdue for mammograms.
At the Northeast PHO we have a number of initiatives and tools available to help engage patients and encourage them to get mammograms:
Mammogram Reminder Pads: Each pad contains 25 sheets and lists the number to call and locations where patients can schedule a mammogram. There is also a space for patients to write their appointment information. Please contact Laureen Viel, email@example.com, to request mammogram reminder pads.
.MAMMOSCHED: This SmartPhrase is available for EPIC users to add to the After Visit Summary and contains all of the information on the mammogram reminder pads.
Concierge Scheduling: We are in the process of scheduling mammograms for women who are greater than 18 months overdue for a mammogram. Patients receive a letter with a pre-scheduled mammogram as well as a reminder call shortly before their appointment. Laureen Viel, Lead Population Health Specialist, is available to help patients reschedule appointments and answer any questions they may have about this initiative.