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Boston Medical Center implements SDOH screening tool in EHR

Boston Medical Center is able to gather social determinants of health information with an electronic health record-based model that screens primary care patients for unmet needs. The THRIVE model, developed by researchers at Boston Medical Center, leverages a one-page screener that patients fill out in the waiting room prior to their appointment. Then, a medical… Read More »

Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date, missing genetic screening

“Unfortunately, insurance companies pay attention to these guidelines,” said Dr. Peter Beitsch, co-author of the study and a cancer surgeon practicing in Texas. Insurance companies and other payers reimburse genetic testing — or not — based on the guidelines. The result: Patients without genetic test results might not receive the appropriate treatment for their cancer,… Read More »