Participating Organizations: Cerner, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, OptimizeRX, UiPath
Akari, a seasonal lifeguard at her community’s outdoor swimming pool, shared concern about an unusual mole on the top of her right shoulder with her Primary Care Provider (PCP). Given her work outside during the summer months and a physical exam of the concerning mole, the PCP suspects melanoma. According to the American Cancer Society, this year, “about 99,780 new melanomas will be diagnosed (about 57,180 in men and 42,600 in women). About 7,650 people are expected to die of melanoma (about 5,080 men and 2,570 women).” Yet, the 5-year survival rate is 99% for localized melanoma with “no sign that the cancer has spread beyond the skin where it started.” Early recognition and intervention are key to survival and Akari is referred to a Dermatologist, who does a biopsy of the lesion and sends a sample to Pathology. This demonstration follows Akari through these care transitions and to an Oncologist, who reviews the pathology report which confirmed the diagnosis of melanoma. Akari and her care team develop a treatment plan, which includes recommendations about altering her sun exposure. Watch as interoperability enables Akari’s care team to identify the appropriate diagnosis, recommend the strongest treatment plan, and facilitate automatic reporting to the state cancer registry and cutting-edge cancer research while Akari completes her treatment plan.