What are some of the barriers that you have encountered with creating these required survivorship care plans? How have you addressed these barriers?
I know in my practice, time is a number one barrier is time both meeting with patients and then entering the required information is the greatest issue. We try to identify patients before they come in for their appointment and will often mail them thier completed care plan.
Additionally, we are working with our IT team to upgrade some of the integration features in our EMR to help make the templating process more fluid, currently the most applicable information is input by hand.
Patients often greet this with appreciation but I often question how helpful this actually is for our patients in the current context to their care and how can we make this more meaningful for them? A work in progress…