We are pleased to announce that in Emis version 5.9, the QCancer® risk score prompts and the symptom checker template are now available.
The QCancer tool was developed to assist clinicians with the early identification of risk factors associated with cancer. It uses Julia Hippisley-Cox’s QCancer algorithm to produce a risk score based on the individual’s current signs, symptoms and risk factors.
All EMIS Web users in England and Wales are now able to access an updated version of the tool in EMIS Web 5.9. This includes risk score prompts, the Symptom Checker template, an additional template to record QCancer Outcomes and Follow Up, and new Safety Netting searches. In this update, the alert triggering threshold has changed from a 5% composite risk score, to a site specific score of 2% or above.
For further information on how to activate the prompt function or access the active symptom checker and follow up templates, please visit the EMIS Health support centre and login using your EMIS Web credentials if you're based in England, or your Support Centre credentials if based in Wales.
Email us for further information on the QCancer tool.