ScreenNJ lung cancer screening: An innovative approach to identifying individuals eligible for low dose CT scans

The New Jersey Department of Health’s ScreenNJ initiative is a collaborative project aimed at reducing cancer incidence and mortality in New Jersey through expanding prevention and screening efforts. Early on in our partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health on their ScreenNJ initiative, we encountered issues with how a patient’s smoking history is documented, which made it difficult to determine who would be eligible for lung cancer screening. Through natural language processing, a creative and innovative approach to creating structured data, we created a process that proactively identifies individuals who would benefit from screening, which enables us to perform more targeted outreach for those most at-risk.

ScreenNJ lung cancer screening: An innovative approach to identifying individuals eligible for low dose CT scans
The New Jersey Department of Health’s ScreenNJ initiative is a collaborative project aimed at reducing cancer incidence and mortality in New Jersey through…
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Compensating consumers and considerations for public benefit recipients
In this memo, Jeremy Spiegel, Esq. and Ashley Maddison, Esq. of the Rutgers Law School/Camden Coalition Medical-Legal Partnership and Evelyne Kane,…
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Lessons from the Camden Coalition care team efforts to improve Healthy Days data collection
This brief examines the hurdles our care teams faced in their attempts to collect patient-reported data through the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC)…
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Brief: Student homelessness in Camden City School District
This brief, a collaboration between the Camden City School District (CCSD), Nemours Children’s Health System, and the Camden Coalition, used our integrated data to show…
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Guide: Talking to patients about the COVID-19 vaccines
This guide offers practical strategies for healthcare professionals who may encounter questions or concerns from clients/patients regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.
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Exploring consumer engagement experiences: A research project co-led by the National Consumer Scholars
Consumer engagement is becoming a popular concept in healthcare, with organizations increasingly understanding the value in working closely with those they serve in order to…
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A group of National Consumer Scholars smile for the camera at one of our annual conferences

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