Germline genetic testing is recommended by the National Cancer Center Network (NCCN) for individuals with a personal history of ovarian cancer, young-onset (<50 years) breast cancer, and a family history of ovarian cancer or male breast cancer, among others. Recent publications demonstrate that the uptake of genetic testing is under-utilized, overall, and rates are consistently lower in minority populations. EHR-based algorithms will be used to identify patients of two Penn Medicine Ob/Gyn practices for whom genetic testing is recommended based on NCCN guidelines and to test pragmatic methods using messages delivered to patients or clinicians to encourage testing. The ACC Electronic Phenotyping Core developed the algorithms based on cancer registry data along with family history fields and this study will develop and test messages directed at patients and clinicians to encourage testing. The aims are:
Identification of at-risk populations through electronic health record (EHR) searches followed by patient nudges (MPM and then Way To Health) to increase the uptake of genetic counseling referral and testing in patients at gynecology practices at Dickens Center and Penn Medicine Radnor.
In patients who have not responded to patient nudges (Aim 1), test a provider nudge to increase the uptake of genetic counseling referral and testing in gynecology practices at Dickens Center and Penn Medicine Radnor (Aim 2).
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