Live and in Clinics Within Six Weeks
UAB chose to implement Genome Medical’s RISE Risk Assessment Module (RISE). The digital tool analyzes family and personal health history against national cancer care guidelines to determine if a patient meets genetic testing criteria with physician oversight.
The UAB genetics team needed a lab-agnostic solution so they could screen all patients and order the most appropriate genetic test from the laboratory of their choice, which RISE offers. They also selected RISE for its:
- Flexibility: To use in a variety of clinic settings based on desired workflows
- Ease of use: By UAB’s diverse patient population (age, gender, race, etc.)
- Real-time results: So patients and clinicians could take immediate and actionable next steps
It took less than six weeks for UAB to launch RISE in multiple clinics. Genome Medical set up custom RISE workflows for each clinic and the UAB genetics team attended a one-hour training session before going live. “Rollout was seamless,” said Heatherly.
UAB Custom Workflows
Patient Experience and Value
Patient receives text message, completes RISE and schedules their appointment. Patients like the convenience and ability to immediately schedule their appointment.
Patient receives text message 2 weeks before appointment, completes RISE on phone. Patients appreciate the time to reach out to relatives and gather family history in advance.
Patient completes RISE in clinic, either on phone or tablet. Patients learn immediately if they meet testing criteria and can ask questions.