Abstract: Effective care for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer exists and has been demonstrated to prevent disease recurrence and progression, however compliance is poor. The West Los Angeles VA Urology Division has developed a near real-time informatics-based tracking tool to detect and contact patient non-compliant patients. Our data suggest that we this tool improves compliance to with critical, evidence-based guidelines for care. More work is ongoing to evaluate this tool’s impact on our VA’s bladder cancer population.
Learning Objective 1: Develop an understanding of how informatics can be used to affect the care of a population in a disease-specific manner.
Nicholas Smith (Presenter)
University of California-LA
Gloria Wong, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System
Stanley Ho, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System
Christopher Saigal, University of California-LA
Jeremy Shelton, University of California-LA