Use Electronic Clinical Guideline Prompts or Chart Stickers

These serve as visual reminders to consider certain actions at a particular point in time. With an electronic charting system, it is possible to get computerized reminders, such as computerized prompts. For those with manual charting systems, chart stickers can be physically placed on the patient chart as reminders for CRC screening.

Key Points for Using Evidence-based Guidelines in the Office Practice

  • If there is more than one physician in the office, obtain consensus to customize the guideline on the CRC screening guidelines/policy. Review guidelines annually
  • If the guidelines are put in the chart of each patient 50 years or older, they are available for easy reference. Make the guidelines stand out
  • Guideline tools can be in various forms, such as checklists, algorithms, pathways, flow sheets, or combinations of formats