HEPATITIS C VIRUS CLINICAL TOOL BUNDLE
Almost 250,000 Canadians are infected with chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) – but nearly halfdon’t even know it.1,2 The HCV Clinical Tool Bundle is a tool set within Accuro to help you screen, diagnose and refer HCV patients.
QHR strives to empower you with tools to make your workflows more efficient. Building and supporting specialized tools in the EMR requires additional resources. QHR is aware that our users are sensitive to increased costs of the EMR and that patients and payers should not be burdened with these costs. Therefore, we are working with third parties to support QHR in bringing new and specialized tools and making them available to our users on an enrollment basis. Not only does this allow for efficiencies, but choice as well. You can choose to enroll or not – and you can also opt out at any time. It is up to you to decide which tools are right for you and your patients.
Our First Initiative: Hepatitis C Virus Clinical Tool Bundle
Supported by Gilead Sciences Canada, Inc.
WHY AN INITIATIVE FOR HEPATITIS C VIRUS?
HCV is a major contributing factor to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the main subtype of liver cancer. Because the disease is often asymptomatic, many patients with HCV remain undiagnosed.1 The consequences of this are serious: 60-70% of those with HCV will develop chronic liver disease; up to 20% will develop cirrhosis; and 1-5% will die from liver cancer or cirrhosis.3
The content for the HCV Clinical Tool Bundle was validated by two of Canada’s leading experts in HCV management:
- Alnoor Ramji, MD, FRCP
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of British Columbia
- Hemant Shah, MD, MScCH, HPTE
Clinic Director at Francis Family Liver Clinic and Staff Hepatologist at the University Health Network.
WHAT IS THE HCV CLINICAL TOOL BUNDLE?
It is a tool set to help you screen, diagnose and refer HCV patients.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The HCV Clinical Tool Bundle is designed for Primary Care Providers.
HCV Clinical Tool Bundle
By enrolling and enabling the HCV Clinical Tool Bundle, you will have access to:
Search queries to screen your patient database for critical HCV risk factors like liver disease, prior HCV-RNA test, age based populations and injection drug use
HCV Best Practice Workflows that guide you through how to screen, diagnose and refer patients
Active tasks to alert you to any follow-up HCV testing needed for patients
Configured forms and order sets for every step of the workflow that are pre-populated to save you time (e.g., pre-populated lab requisition form, HCV Risk Assessment Form)
Reports displaying aggregated data on how you and your peers are using the HCV Clinical Tool Bundle across Canada, allowing you to view the progress of this national initiative
The HCV Clinical Tool Bundle forms are available for preview before downloading.
- Canadian Liver Foundation: Hepatitis C. http://www.liver.ca/liver-disease/types/viral_hepatitis/Hepatitis_C.aspx; Accessed June 5, 2017.
- Public Health Agency of Canada: Hepatitis C, Are You At risk? https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/poster-hepatitis-c-are-you-at-risk.html; Accessed June 5, 2017
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/cfaq.htm; Accessed June 5, 2017