IMPROVING OUR DATA and DATA COLLECTION
In our continuous effort to more clearly demonstrate the significant impact of BHOP on its communities, the Avon BHOP Coordinating Center implemented collection of new data elements in 2015. These new data elements are intended to provide a better picture of the range of services provided by BHOP Grantees and the importance of early detection and treatment. The new Quarterly Data Report elements/categories include:
• Patient Navigation Services
• Stage of Breast Cancer at Diagnosis
• Linkages to Care: Time to Diagnosis and Treatment
After piloting the use of iPads for data collection in BHOP agencies and finding it to be a very useful tool, we purchased additional iPads in 2015 and now 60 iPads are being used by 42 BHOP Grantees. Specifically, the iPads are being used to collect the information on our Client Intake Forms (CIFs) which is a two-page demographic and socio-economic profile of each client. The CIF data is uploaded on a continuous basis and exported to CAI for analysis and reporting purposes. A few BHOP Grantees are able to submit their CIF data using electronic reporting of line-listed data, which requires that the CIF questions be incorporated into their Electronic Medical Records. In the future, the BHOP Coordinating Center will be implementing increased used of cloud technology for data entry and reporting.