The idea and implementation of Caremaps is not new.  The innovation is that the Breast Cancer Caremaps (BCC) team is creating a customized Caremap that is driven by EHR data and presented in an infographic format to support an 'at-a-glance' reference to complex treament options, decision points and timelines, upon diagnosis.  The patient's treatment plan is translated into a personalized Caremap facilitating understanding and discussion around treatment options during the multi-disciplinary visit.  The detailed, personalized, phenotype-driven Caremap will be in a timeline representation of the treatment options and decision points, and timeframes for various treatment options. 

The BCC team has made remarkable progress in creating a standardized template to intake data from the various multi-disciplinary clinics and are now exploring ways to deliver the Caremap to patients.

 

Video: Dr. Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH discusses research findings with Vice President Joe Biden during his visit to Duke University on February 10, 2016.

 

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